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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1925 



ANDOVER, MASS. 
THE ANDOVER PRESS 
1926 



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CONTENTS 



Almshouse Expense 

Relief out of 
Almshouse Statistics 
Aiding Mothers 
Andover Post No. 8 
Animal Inspector 
Appropriations, 1924 
Art Gallery 
3* Assessors' Report 
Assets 



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36 
45 
17 
119 
57 
62 
71 
29 
50 
Appendix 
35 



Auditors' Report 
Board of Health 
Board of Health Nurse 
Board of Public Works 
Brush Fires 

Building Inspector's Report 46 

Census Enumeration 39 

Collector's Account 61 

Cornell Fund 53 

County Tax 33 

Dump, Care of 34 

Election and Registration 28 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 38 

Financial Report 22 
Fire Department 35, 47 

Finance Committee 81 

G. A. R. Post 99 34 

Hay Scales 30 

Insurance 39 

Interest 37 

Jury List 54 



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Liabilities 62 

Librarian's Report 99 

Memorial Day 34 

Memorial Hall Library 93 

Moth Work 31 

Municipal Buildings 27 

Municipal Properties 59 

Overseers of the Poor 40 

Police 36,48 

Pomp's Pond Recreation Com- 
mittee 
Printing 
Punchard Free School, Report of 

Trustees 
Redemption of Bonds 
Retirement of Veterans 
Schools 

Smith Hughes Fund 

Soldiers'* Relief 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

State Taxes 

Street Lighting 

Tax Collector 

Temporary Loans 

Town Meeting 

Town Officers 

Town Warrant 

Treasurer's Report 

Tree Warden 



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60 
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TOWN OFFICERS 



Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor 



Term expires 1926 

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Term expires 1926 
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FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Assessors 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Town Treasurer 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Tax Collector 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

School Committee 
RAYMOND S. BARTLETT 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
ERNEST A. JOHNSON 
THAXTER EATON 
MARY W. FRENCH 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
MAY D. FOLK 
EUGENE M. WEEKS 
DR. W. DACRE WALKER 

Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 

Board of Public Works and Sinking Fund Commission 

WALTER I. MORSE Term expires 1926 

PHILIP L. HARDY " " 1927 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE " " 1927 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL " " 1928 

THOMAS E. RHODES " " 1928 



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Superintendent of Water, Sewer Department, Highways and Parks 

FRANK L. COLE 

Chief of Fire Department 
CHARLES F. EMERSON 



Board of Health 

BANCROFT T. HAYNES 
FRANKLIN H. STACEY 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. 

Chief of Police 
FRANK M. SMITH 



Term expires 1926 
« 1927 

" 1928 



Constables 



JAMES NAPIER 
FRANK M. SMITH 
GEORGE N. SPARKS 



Term expires 1926 
" 1926 
" 1926 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON Term expires 1926 



FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 



1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 



Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1928 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HARRY H. NOYES 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



Auditors 

JOHN S. ROBERTSON LOUIS S. FINGER 

HARRY SELLARS 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

JOHN C. ANGUS Term expires 1926 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER " " 1927 

CHARLES N. MARLAND " " 1928 

Superintendent of Moth Department 
E. BURKE THORNTON 

Tree Warden 
E. BURKE THORNTON 

Moderator of Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 

Registrars of Voters 

SAMUEL P. HULME JOHN F. HURLEY 

PATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

Trustees Spring Grove Cemetery 

For 3 years 

WALTER I. MORSE DANIEL H. POOR 

FRED E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 

WALTER H. COLEMAN HENRY J. GARDNER 

JOHN S. ROBERTSON JAMES C. SOUTER 

FRED G. CHENEY 

Finance Committee 

HENRY A. BODWELL, Chairman WILLIAM C. CROWLEY 
JOHN C. ANGUS, Secretary CHESTER W. HOLLAND 

WALTER M. LAMONT GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

GEORGE L. AVERILL 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz.: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on 
Monday, The Second Day of March, 1925, at 6 o'clock a.m., 
to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the 
School Committee for one year (to fill vacancy) , two members 
of the Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for 
one year, three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial 
Hall Library for seven years, one Tree Warden for one year, five 
Trustees of Punchard Free School for three years, and all town 
officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 5 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article one, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of the 



General Laws, to Monday, March 9th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at 
the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Aiding 
Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Brush Fires, 
Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highway Department, Insurance, 
Interest, Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 99, 
G. A. R., Parks and Playsteads, Police, Printing, Election and 
Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance, 
Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, Redemp- 
tion of Water, Sewer, High School, Main Street, Shawsheen 
Bridge, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, Schools, 
Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove Cemetery, 
State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town House, Tree 
Warden and Moth Department, Water Maintenance and Con- 
struction, Andover Post No. 8, American Legion, and other town 
charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the Pumping Station, 
Lowell Street, to Etalo Belmessiere's residence and appropriate 
the sum of twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars therefor, on pe- 
tition of W. I. Livingston and others. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,000. to make necessary changes in the Water System as recom- 
mended by the Fire Underwriters. Said changes to be made on 
Highland Road, Morton St., Summer St., Abbot St., Pine St., 
and a new 6-inch main on Pasho St., and the connecting up of 
several dead ends, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will vote to build a main sewer 
on Pasho St. a distance of 772 ft. and also on Haverhill St. a 
distance of 750 ft. and appropriate the sum of $5,000. therefor, 
and assess betterments upon the estates benefited by said 
extensions. Said work to be done under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works, on petition of said Board. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$18,000. to rebuild Elm St., from the North Andover line to a 

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point at or near Whittier St. Said work to be done only with the 
understanding that the State assume the remainder of the cost. 
Also to see if the Town will indemnify the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts against any and all claims for land, grade and 
drainage damages which may be caused by or result from the 
laying out and construction of State Highway on Elm St. in 
Andover, and will authorize the Board of Selectmen to sign an 
indemnity agreement therefor in behalf of the Town, or take any 
other action in respect thereto, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$8000. to rebuild Haverhill St. from a point near the Boston & 
Maine underpass to the North Andover line. Said work to be 
done only under the condition that the State and County each 
appropriate a like sum for said work, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$5000. together with the unexpended balance appropriated last 
year under Article 19, for the purpose of making improvements 
on and in connection with the Playstead. Said improvements to 
be carried out in accordance with plans drawn by Philip W. 
Foster, landscape architect, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4299.01, the same being the amount returned to the 
Town under the provisions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of 1924, 
"An act providing for the return to the Cities and Towns of 
certain surplus funds collected to provide suitable recognition of 
those residents of Massachusetts who served in the Army and 
Navy of the United States during the war with Germany," for 
the purpose of playground development, on petition of Ralph T. 
Berry and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
$1500. for the purpose of maintaining the swimming area at 
Pomp's Pond, on petition of John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$500. to be used by the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library in 
preparing plans for an addition to the present building, on 
petition of Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 



Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase the plot 
of ground on Andover Street, Ballard Vale, used last summer as a 
playground, and owned by Mrs. H. D. Rockwell of North Ando- 
ver, the same to be made a permanent public playground, and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of Roy M. 
Haynes and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will authorize the Moderator 
to appoint a committee of five members including the building in- 
spector to make a complete study of the present building laws and 
submit a report on changes to bring before the next annual Town 
Meeting for consideration and action, on petition of Joseph F. 
Cole and others. 

Article 15. — To see what disposition the town will vote to 
make of the Richardson School property on Lowell Street. 

Article 16. — To determine the method of collecting the taxes 
for the ensuing year. 

Article 17. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 18. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations. 

Article 19. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 20. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of February, A.D. 
1925. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover, 



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Andover, March 2, 1925 

Essex ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 2, 1925 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the Second day of 
March, 1925, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, Took up Article One and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock a.m. and closed at 5 o'clock p.m. 
The total number of ballots cast was 2205, viz. : 

Precinct One 1232, Precinct Two 196, Precinct Three 489, 
Precinct Four 288. 

The result of the balloting was as follows : 

Moderator — One Year : 

Precincts 
12 3 4 



951 156 408 251 


Alfred E. Stearns 


1766 


281 40 81 37 


Blanks 


439 


Town Clerk — One Year : 






926 162 407 252 


George A. Higgins 


1747 


306 34 82 36 


Blanks 


458 


Town Treasurer — One Year : 




913 159 398 252 


George A. Higgins 


1722 


319 37 91 36 


Blanks 


483 


Selectman — Three Years : 






313 35 169 76 


Herbert H. Lyle 


593 


850 156 283 208 


Andrew McTernen 


1497 


69 5 37 4 


Blanks 


115 



12 



398 


91 


320 


88 


Harriet S. Chase 


622 


70 


202 


177 


May D. Folk 


730 


94 


247 


224 


Eugene M. Weeks 


959 


144 


330 


254 


William D. Walker 


987 


189 


368 


121 


Blanks 



Assessor — Three Years : 

318 37 162 78 Herbert H. Lyle 595 

821 152 280 203 Andrew McTernen 1456 

93 7 47 7 Blanks 154 

Collector of Taxes — One Year : 

969 171 426 266 William B. Cheever 1832 

263 25 63 22 Blanks 373 

School Committee — Three Years : 

897 
1071 
1295 
1687 
1665 

School Committee — One Year {to fill vacancy) : 

809 138 410 238 Raymond S. Bartlett 1595 

423 58 79 50 Blanks 610 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years : 

886 137 373 256 Claude M. Fuess 1652 

346 59 116 32 Blanks 553 

Board of Public Works and Sinking Fund Commission — 

975 
316 
229 
466 
1177 
590 
657 

Board of Health — Three Years : 

928 153 387 251 Charles E. Abbott 1719 

304 43 102 37 Blanks 486 

Auditors of Accounts — One Year : 

878 136 347 242 Louis S. Finger 1603 

900 144 336 238 John S. Robertson 1618 

877 140 353 239 Harry Sellars 1609 

1041 158 431 145 Blanks 1785 

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Three 


Years : 






556 


81 


158 


180 


Arthur T. Boutwell 


90 


34 


172 


20 


Matthew Burns 


66 


17 


114 


32 


George Lee 


293 


44 


78 


51 


Bernard L. McDonald 


796 


103 


107 


171 


Thomas E. Rhodes 


264 


58 


193 


75 


George H. Winslow 


399 


55 


156 


47 


Blanks 



Constables 


— One Year : 






815 


128 


348 


211 


James Napier 


1502 


801 


133 


374 


215 


Frank M. Smith 


1523 


835 


161 


354 


222 


George N. Sparks 


1572 


1245 


166 


391 


216 


Blanks 


2018 


Tree 


Warden - 


One Year: 




264 


42 


84 


81 


Ralph T. Berry 


471 


42 


18 


33 


9 


Joseph S. Chambers 


102 


102 


12 


10 


14 


Fred L. Collins 


156 


297 


37 


88 


32 


Jeremiah J. O'Connor 


454 


386 


64 


130 


117 


E. Burke Thornton 


697 


85 


15 


116 


23 


Henry Todd 


239 


38 


8 


28 


12 


Blanks 


86 


Trust: 


EES OF 


% Punchard School- Three Years: 




857 


145 


371 


244 


Frederic S. Boutwell 


1617 


798 


130 


333 


236 


John H. Campion 


1497 


831 


137 


343 


241 


Myron E. Gutterson 


1552 


805 


138 


333 


238 


Edmond E. Hammond 


1514 


806 


130 


341 


239 


Harry H. Noyes 


1516 


2063 


300 


724 


242 


Blanks 


3329 



All the foregoing officers were voted on by ballot and the check 
lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 2, 1925 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Officer in charge, L. D. Pomeroy, 
Warden. Polls closed at 5 p.m. Ballot box registered 0000. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 1137. Number of ballots 
received 2200. The Ballot box failed to register correctly. 
Numbers of ballots cast 1232. Number of ballots returned 968. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT TWO 

Ballard vale, March 2, 1925 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. Ballot box regis- 
tered at opening 0000 — when closed 103. Ballot box failed to 

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register correctly. Number of ballots received 511. Number of 
ballots cast 196. Ballots returned 315. Warden Clester E. 
Matthews in charge. Constable George N. Sparks on duty. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT THREE 

Shawsheen Village, March 2, 1925 
Polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. Ballot box regis- 
tered at opening 0000. Number of ballots received 1000. Num- 
ber of ballots returned 511. Number of ballots cast 489. Warden 
James R. Mosher in charge. 

HENRY J. LAVERY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 2, 1925 
Polls opened at Phillips Club on Main Street at 6 a.m. with 
Henry S. Hopper in charge. Total number of ballots received 
700. Number of ballots returned 412. Ballot box registered at 
opening 0000, at close 288. The polls closed at 5 p.m. Officer 
Frye on duty during the day. 

ROBERT J. WINTERS, Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 9th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the Town Hall. 



1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 9TH, 1925 

The Moderator declared: 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 
George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for One Year. 
George A. Higgins elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 
Andrew McTernen elected Selectman for Three Years. 
Andrew McTernen elected Assessor for Three Years. 
William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

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May D. Folk elected member School Committee for Three 
Years. 

Eugene M. Weeks elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

William D. Walker elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Raymond S. Bartlett elected member School Committee for 
One Year (to fill vacancy) . 

Claude M. Fuess elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
Seven Years. 

Arthur T. Boutwell elected member Board of Public Works and 
Sinking Fund Commission for Three Years. 

Thomas E. Rhodes elected member Board of Public Works 
and Sinking Fund Commission for Three Years. 

Charles E. Abbott elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Louis S. Finger elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

John S. Robertson elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

E. Burke Thornton elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee of Punchard School for 
Three Years. 

John H. Campion elected Trustee of Punchard School for 
Three Years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee of Punchard School for 
Three Years. 

Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee of Punchard School for 
Three Years. 

Harry H. Noyes elected Trustee of Punchard School for Three 
Years. 

Took up Article 2 and chose : 

Seven Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery for Three Years, 
Walter I. Morse, Fred E. Cheever, Everett M. Lundgren, Daniel 
H. Poor, Fred A. Swan ton, David R. Lawson, John W. Stark. 

Trustee Cornell Fund for Three Years: Charles N. Marland. 

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Street Lighting Committee (appointed by Moderator): 
Walter H. Coleman, Fred G. Cheney, Henry J. Gardner, John S. 
Robertson, James C. Souter. 

Finance Committee (appointed by Moderator): Henry A. 
Bod well, Chester W. Holland, George H. Winslow, John C. 
Angus, William C. Crowley, George L. Averill, Walter M. 
Lamont. 

War Memorial Committee (appointed by Moderator) : Edward 
A. Brooks, Frederic S. Boutwell, Joseph L. Burns, Nathan C. 
Hamblin, Roy E. Hardy, Bartlett H. Hayes, Ernest A. Johnson. 



Took up Article 3 : — 

Voted to appropriate the following stated 
Almshouse 
Relief Out 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 
Board of Health 
Brush Fires 

Election and Registration 
Essex County Hospital 
Fire Department 
G. A. R. 
Hay Scales 
Highways 
Interest 
Insurance 
Library 
Memorial Day 
Parks and Playstead 
Police 
Printing 
Public Dump 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement of Bonds 
Retirement of Veterans 
Schools 
Sewer 

Amount carried forward 



sums of money : — 
$ 7500.00 
6000.00 
6000.00 
5000.00 
1000.00 
600.00 
2956.72 
31700.00 
100.00 
125.00 
59000.00 
37500.00 
6500.00 
4500.00 
550.00 
1800.00 
20000.00 
1600.00 
150.00 
3000.00 
68500.00 
300.00 
130280.00 
5000.00 



$399661 . 72 



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Amount brought forward 

Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

Street Lighting (voted to authorize the Committee 

to make a contract for three years with the 

Lawrence Gas Co. from April 1st) 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 
Tree Warden 

Moth Work $5000.00 



Tree 
Water Department 

Maintenance 

Construction 
American Legion 

Article 5 — Water System Changes 
Article 6 — Sewer Extensions 
Article 7 — Rebuilding Elm Street 
Article 8 — Rebuilding Haverhill Street 
Article 11 — Pomp's Pond Swimming Area 
Article 12 — Memorial Hall Plans 
Article 13 — Ballardvale Playground 



State and County Taxes (estimated) 



4000.00 



$399661.72 

2000.00 
450.00 

6000.00 
500.00 



11000.00 
5300.00 

13000.00 
9000.00 



31000 


.00 


12000 


.00 


1000 


.00 


12000 


.00 


5000 


.00 


18000 


.00 


8000 


00 


1500. 


00 


500. 


00 


500. 


00 


536,411. 


72 


50,000. 


00 


$586,411. 


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Took up Article 4 : 
Voted, at 3.03 p.m. 



— to indefinitely postpone. 



Took up Article 5 : — 

Voted, at 3.12 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $12,000. to 
make necessary changes in the water system as recommended by 
the Fire Underwriters. Said changes to be made on Highland 
Road, Morton Street, Summer Street, Abbot Street, Pine Street, 
and a new 6-inch main on Pasho Street, and the connecting up 
of several dead ends. 



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Took up Article 6 : — 

Voted, at 3.13 p.m. — to build a main sewer on Pasho Street a 
distance of 772 ft., and also on Haverhill Street a distance of 
750 ft., and appropriate the sum of $5000. therefor, and assess 
betterments upon the estates benefited by said extensions. 
Said work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works. «• 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted, at 3.15 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $18,000. to 
rebuild Elm Street, from the North Andover line to a point at or 
near Whittier Street. Said work to be done only with the under- 
standing that the State assume the remainder of the cost. Also 
that the Town will indemnify the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts against any and all claims for land, grade and drainage 
damages which may be caused by or result from the laying out 
and construction of State Highway on Elm Street in Andover, 
and that the Selectmen be authorized to sign an indemnity agree- 
ment therefor, in behalf of the Town, indemnifying the Common- 
wealth as aforesaid. 

Took up Article 8 : — 

Voted, at 3.25 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $8000. to 
rebuild Haverhill Street, from a point near the Boston & Maine 
underpass to the North Andover line. Said work to be done only 
under the condition that the State and County each appropriate 
a like sum for said work. 

Took up Article 9 : — 

Voted, at 4 p.m. — that the whole matter be postponed to the 
next Annual Town Meeting. 

Took up Article 10 : — 

Voted, at 4.15 p.m. — that the money be used for the purchase 
of land for Playground purposes or for such other purposes as the 
law will permit. 

Took up Article 11: — 

Voted, at 4.30 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $1500. for the 
purpose of maintaining the swimming area at Pomp's Pond. 

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Took up Article 12 : — 

Voted, at 4.32 p.m. — that the sum of $500. be appropriated for 
the use of the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library in making a 
study of the Library Building to see what can be done towards an 
improvement of conditions now existing; said Trustees to report 
to the Town the result of their study at its next Annual Meeting. 

Took up Article 13 : — 

Voted, at 4.49 p.m. — to purchase the plot of ground on 
Andover Street, Ballardvale, used last summer as a playground, 
and owned by Mrs. H. D. Rockwell of North Andover, the same 
to be made a permanent public playground. 

Took up Article 14 : — 

Voted, at 4.50 p.m. — to authorize the Moderator to appoint a 
committee of five members including the building Inspector to 
make a complete study of the present building laws and submit a 
report on changes at the next annual Town Meeting for con- 
sideration and action. The Moderator appointed the following 
committee: Charles T. Gilliard, Joseph F. Cole, Barnett Rogers, 
Colver J. Stone, Roy E. Hardy. 

Took up Article 15 : — 

Voted, at 4.51 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 16 : — 

Voted, at 4.52 p.m. — that the taxes be collected by the 
Collector, that he receive a salary of $2000. per year and that 
interest be charged at the rate of 6 per cent per annum from 
October 15th on all taxes remaining unpaid after November 1st. 

Took up Article 17: — 

Voted, at 4.53 p.m. — that the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1925, and to issue a note or 
notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts in- 
curred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said financial 
year. 

Took up Article 18 : — 

Voted, at 4.54 p.m. — that all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 

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Water Loan $4321.52; Outfall Sewer $12732.14; Shawsheen 
School $7750.14; McCarthy Land Taking $750.00; War Bonus 
Surplus $4299.01; Memorial Committee $140.84; Memorial Hall 
Library $744.66; unexpended balance Article 9, $453.04. 

Took up Article 19 : — 

Voted, at 5.02 p.m. — that the report of the Town Officers be 
accepted. 

Took up Article 20 : — 

The following resolutions, presented by Frederic S. Boutwell, 
were unanimously adopted : 

Whereas: E. Kendall Jenkins has declined a reelection as 
trustee of the Memorial Hall Library after more than fifty years 
of unselfish service in that office, 

Resolved: That the citizens of Andover in town meeting as- 
sembled express their appreciation of his long service. They 
recognize that it was through his energy that the Memorial Hall 
was first made possible and that through his wisdom it has become 
so large a factor in the life of the town. They are proud of the 
splendid citizenship which has always characterized his life and of 
the patriotism which he exemplifies. They extend their congratu- 
lations to him in this his ninety-fourth year and wish him the 
happiness he so richly merits. And 

Resolved: That these resolutions be spread upon the records of 
the town and a copy sent to Mr. Jenkins. 

Voted, — to direct the Selectmen or any other constituted body 
to urge the Boston & Maine Railroad to raise, lower or widen the 
underpass under their railroad near the Shawsheen Station. 

Voted, — that no further extensions of water mains be made 
unless a return in water rates shall guarantee a return to the town 
of not less than four per cent on the cost of such extension. 

Voted, — to continue the War Memorial Committee, the same 
to report at the next annual Town Meeting. 

Voted, at 5.20 p.m. — that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 
Attest: 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 

21 



FINANCIAL REPORT 

SCHOOLS 



GENERAL EXPENSE 
Salaries : 

Superintendent $4000 . 00 

Attendance Officer 100 . 20 

Clerk 983.00 

$5083.20 

Office and Miscellaneous 200.32 

EXPENSE OF INSTRUCTION 

Supervisors : 

Salaries $5594.52 5594.52 

Teachers : 

High 21190.90 

Elementary 58981.02 



$5283.52 






80171.92 


Textbooks : 




High 913.21 




Elementary 2141.25 







3054.46 


Supplies: 




High 1545.57 




Elementary 1614.13 







3159.70 


EXPENSE OF OPERATION 




Janitors: 




High $2232.50 




Elementary 5726.90 







7959.40 


Amount carried forward 


$105223.52 


22 





Amount brought forward 

Fuel: 
High 
Elementary 

Miscellaneous: 
High . 
Elementary 



$105223.52 



$2066 
4621 



556 
1098 



04 
07 



92 
63 



Repairs : 
High 
Elementary 



Health : 
High 
Elementary 

Transportation 
High 
Elementary 



Tuition : 
High 
Elementary 

Sundries : 
High 
Elementary 



Grounds 

New Equipment 



MAINTENANCE 



$1437 
3538 



36 
33 



AUXILIARY AGENCIES 



$377 
1314 



1979 
4496 



21 
08 



75 
17 



MISCELLANEOUS 



$435 
464 



80 
86 



446 
1012 



37 
32 



OUTLAYS 



$227 
982 



00 

75 



6687.11 



1655.55 



4975.69 



1691.29 



6475.92 



900.66 



Amount carried forward 



1458.69 

227.00 
982.75 

$130278.18 



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Amount brought forward 



$130278.18 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND 
EXPENDITURES 

Appropriation $130280 . 00 

Total Expenditures 130278 . 18 



Balance 



1.82 



SHAWSHEEN VILLAGE SCHOOL 



Appropriation 


$231000.00 


Expended prior to January 1, 1925 


$223249.86 


Expended during 1925 : 




Architectural Fees 


578.60 


Engineering Fees 


60.00 


Bride & Grimes, Heating and Plumbi 


ng 6208.15 


James Wilkinson, Electric Fixtures 


98.21 


Furnishings 


586.05 


George A. Rowe, Grounds 


215.00 


Balance on hand January 1, 1926 


4.13 



$231000.00 $231000.00 



SMITH HUGHES FUND 



Received from State on account of Smith 




Hughes Fund 




Expended for salaries of Continuation 




School teachers : 




Carl M. Gahan 


$126.59 


Portia E. Clough 


126.59 



$253.18 



$253.18 



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TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman Selectmen, 

Assessor and Overseer 
Charles Bowman, Selectman, Assessor 

and Overseer 
Andrew McTernen, Selectman, Assessor 

and Overseer 
George A. Higgins, Town Clerk and 

Clerk of Selectmen 
George A. Higgins, Town Treasurer 
William B. Cheever, Tax Collector 
Edith P. Sellars, Clerk and Bookkeeper 
Charles T. Gilliard, Building Inspector 
Daniel J. Murphy, Town Counsel 
Mary Collins, Clerk 
Louis S. Finger, Auditor 
John S. Robertson, Auditor 
Harry Sellars, Auditor 
Smart & Flagg, Surety Bonds 
Board of Assessors, expenses 
John C. Angus, P.M., postage and 

envelopes 
Stationery and Books 
Perambulating Town Bounds 
Miscellaneous 

John Franklin, numbering streets 
Lilla D. Stott, real estate transfers 
Office Equipment 
Board of Selectmen, expenses 
Clerk and Treasurer, sundry expenses 

Amount carried forward 



$13000.00 



$900.00 
800.00 
800.00 



1400 


.00 


1800 


.00 


2000 


.00 


1560 


.00 


500 


.00 


515 


.95 


468 


.00 


125 


.00 


125 


.00 


125 


.00 


202 


.50 


291 


.44 


212 


.80 


207 


87 


100 


00 


95. 


41 


68. 


50 


61. 


36 


50. 


23 


30. 


89 


29. 


32 


$12469.27 



25 



Amount brought forward 


$12469.27 $13000.00 


Telephone 


26.40 


Alvah P. Wright, Field Driver 


25.00 


Division of Accounts, certification of 




notes 


24.00 


Alfred E. Stearns, Moderator 


10.00 


Total expenditure 


12554.67 


Balance 


445.33 



$13000.00 $13000.00 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropriation 




$5300.00 


William C. Brown, Janitor 


$1100.00 


Equipment and repairs, 


Town House 


1768.25 


Equipment and repairs, 


other buildings 


143.52 


Fuel 




669.40 


Lighting 




351.97 


Labor 




109.25 


Miscellaneous 




61.41 


Police duty 
Water 




60.00 
32.50 


Total expenditure 


$4296.30 


Balance 




1003.70 



$5300.00 $5300.00 



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ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation 




$600.00 


Precinct Officers 






Precinct One 


$240.00 




Precinct Two 


156.00 




Precinct Three 


136.50 




Precinct Four 


169.00 




Registrars of Voters 


102.00 




Printing and Advertising 


121.15 




Police Duty 


65.00 




Janitor Service 


29.60 




Transportation 


16.75 




Lunches 


9.00 




Total expenditure 


1045.00 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 




445.00 




$1045.00 


$1045.00 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



Appropriation 

Lotta Johnson, Nurse, salary 

Lotta Johnson, use of car 

Lotta Johnson, Inspector of Slaughtering 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, salary 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, fumigation 

Franklin H. Stacey, salary 

Franklin H. Stacey, fumigation and supplies 

B. T. Haynes, salary 

B. T. Haynes, fumigation 

Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Animals 

Joseph P. Nolan, Plumbing Inspector 

John S. Buchan, Plumbing Inspector 

Essex Sanatorium, board of patients 

Printing 

Miscellaneous 

Returning births 

Returning deaths 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$1500.00 


200. 


00 


200 


00 


75, 


00 


153 


00 


50 


00 


323. 


31 


50 


00 


9 


00 


524 


99 


110 


00 


22, 


00 


669 


50 


20 


,75 


19 


50 


33, 


,75 


24 


,25 


$3985.05 


1014 


,95 



$5000.00 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



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PRINTING 






Appropriation 


$1600.00 


The Andover Press, printing 


$680.25 




Smith & Coutts, printing 


478.40 




Total 


1158.65 




Balance 


441.35 






$1600.00 


$1600.00 


HAY SCALES 






Appropriation 




$125.00 


William C. Brown, weigher 


$100.00 




Repairs 


19.37 





Balance 



119.37 
5.63 



STREET LIGHTING 



$125.00 $125.00 



Appropriation 

Lawrence Gas Co. 
Balance 



$11000.00 



$10952.95 
47.05 



$11000.00 $11000.00 



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TREE WARDEN AND MOTH DEPARTMENT 



MOTH WORK 






Appropriation 




$5000.00 


Edward H. Berry, Supt. 


$132.00 




E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 


936.02 




Pay rolls 


2239.71 




Lead and creosote 


654.68 




Team hire 


481.44 




Equipment and repairs 


252.66 




Rent 


135.00 




Sulphur 


42.00 


i 


Telephone 


31.51 




Miscellaneous 


14.85 




Printing 


13.00 





Total expenditure 


$4932.87 




Balance 


67.13 
$5000.00 






$5000.00 


TREE WARDEN 






Appropriation 




$4000.00 


E. Burke Thornton 


$678.05 




Pay rolls 


2474.67 




Ford truck 


514.00 




Equipment and repairs 


190.11 




Rent 


45.00 




Telephone 


25.80 




Team hire 


5.00 




Miscellaneous 


4.50 




Total expenditure 


$3937.13 




Balance 


62.87 





$4000.00 $4000.00 



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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation, March 1925 






S6000.00 


F. A. Swanton, Supt. 






$1500.00 


Pay rolls 






2566.96 


Horse hire 






346.25 


Maintenance of grounds 






1034.36 


John Franklin, professional services 




215.00 


Equipment and repairs 






144.83 


Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 






100.00 


Printing and stationery 






51.00 


Bus hire 






20.00 


Miscellaneous 






15.25 


Water 

• 






4.68 


Total expenditure 






5998.33 


Balance 






1.67 
$6000.00 $6000.00 


Receipts 






Sale of lots 


$ 760 


.00 




Care of lots 


1039 


50 




Perpetual care 


730 


.28 




Interments and use of tomb 


619 


50 




Foundations 


397. 


82 




Sundries 


10. 


00 





$3557.10 



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STATE TAXES 



Andover's proportion of State Tax 

Andover's proportion of Highway Tax 

Sewage Disposal 

Soldier's Exemption 

Corporation Tax 

Bank Tax 

Treasurer of Commonwealth 



$40200.00 

3467.49 

353.05 

65.61 

65.32 

38.72 



$44190.19 



COUNTY TAX 



$44190.19 $44190.19 



Andover's proportion of County Tax 
Treasurer, Essex County 



$39264.38 



$39264.38 



$39264.38 $39264.38 



MEMORIAL DAY 



Appropriation 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster 



$550.00 



$550.00 



$550.00 $550.00 



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POST 99, G. A. R. 



Appropriation $ 1 00 . 00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $100 . 00 



RETIREMENT OF VETERANS 



$100.00 $100.00 



Appropriation 
Paid to Veteran 


$300.00 


$300.00 


• 


$300.00 


$300.00 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Appropriation 




$150.00 


Neils Sorenson, keeper 

American Woolen Company, fence 

Charles F. Emerson, lumber 


$192.50 

48.91 

5.00 





Total expenditure $246.41 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 96.41 



$246.41 $246.41 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 


$31700.00 


Charles F. Emerson, Chief 


$2184.00 


Wages, permanent men 


16849.00 


Wages, call men 


3279.92 


Fire Alarm 


2966.45 


Equipment and repairs 


2891.16 


Maintenance building and furnishings 


1260.55 


Fuel 


810.79 


Horses, care of same 


482.44 


Light 


264.29 


Miscellaneous 


216.43 


Telephone 


136.41 


Janitor, Ballardvale 


100.00 


Tyer Rubber Co., blowing whistle 


15.27 


Total expenditure 


$31456.71 


Balance 


243 . 29 




$31700.00 $31700.00 



BRUSH FIRES 



Appropriation 

Pay rolls 

Equipment 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$454.00 

159.70 

6.90 

620.60 
379.40 



$1000.00 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 


$20000.00 


Frank M. Smith, Chief 


$2184.00 


Pay roll, patrolmen 


14630.00 


Maintenance, equipment and repairs 


1033.00 


New equipment 


684.50 


Wages, special police 


608.94 


Telephones 


231.97 


Advertising 


213.00 


Miscellaneous 


174.55 


Light 


113.50 


Dog officer 


74.00 


Total expenditure 


$19947.46 


Balance 


52.54 


i 


$20000.00 $20000.00 



ANDOVER POST NO. 8, AMERICAN LEGION 



Appropriation 

Paid for 
Rent 

Janitor service 
Fuel 
Light 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$1000.00 



$530.00 


225 


.00 


190 


.25 


31 


.02 


$976 


.27 


23, 


73 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



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POMP'S POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



Appropriation 



$1500.00 



J. W. Richardson, labor 


$484.22 


W. H. Welch Co., plumbing 


336.75 


Paul H. Dyer, guard 


200.00 


Frank McBride, guard 


195.85 


John F. McDonough, labor 


100.00 


J. E. Pitman Estate, labor 


92.68 


Equipment 


83.50 


Express 


7.00 


Total expenditure 


$1500.00 $1500.00 


INTEREST 




Appropriation 


$37500.00 


Sewer Loans 


$9936.25 


Shawsheen School Loan 


9265.00 


Temporary Loans 


5030.23 


Water Loans 


3537.50 


Tuberculosis Hospital Loan 


2826.25 


Main Street Loan 


2700.00 


High School Loans 


2520.00 


Shawsheen Bridge Loan 


237.50 


Total expenditure 


$36052.73 


Balance 


1447.27 



$37500.00 $37500.00 



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ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 



Appropriation 

Essex County, maintenance 



$2956.72 



$2956.72 



$2956.72 $2956.72 



TEMPORARY LOANS 



Andover National Bank, Notes 76-85 Rate 3.34 $200000.00 
Andover National Bank, Notes 86-87 " 3.67 50000.00 



Andover National Bank, paid 



$250000.00 
250000.00 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



Appropriation 

Received from Water Sinking Fund 
Twenty Water Bonds 
Twenty Main Street Bonds 
Twelve Sewer Bonds 
Twelve Shawsheen School Bonds 
Essex Sanatorium Bonds 
Six High School Bonds 
Shawsheen Bridge Bonds 



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$24000.00 

20000.00 

12000.00 

12000.00 

7000.00 

6000.00 

2500.00 



$68500.00 
15000.00 



$83500.00 $83500.00 



INSURANCE 

Appropriation, Fire $4000.00 

Appropriation, Workmen's Compensation 2500.00 

Merrimack Mut. Fire Ins. Co. $6033 . 53 

Smart & Flagg, Agents 1 10 . 47 



Total 6144.00 

Balance 356.00 



$6500.00 $6500.00 



CENSUS ENUMERATION 



From Reserve Fund $322 . 81 

Enumerators : 

Loring A. Higgins $143 . 46 

G.R.Cannon 94.27 

Joseph J. Hickey 85.08 



$322.81 $322.81 



39 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 



The expenses of the Poor Department for the past year have 
been somewhat larger than usual due largely to the fact that 
there has been a greater demand for relief out of the Almshouse. 
The Almshouse this year will need a few repairs and some minor 
alterations and we are asking that our appropriation be in- 
creased for that purpose. There has been the same efficient 
management by our matron and the inmates are receiving the 
same careful consideration as in previous years. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Overseers of the Poor 



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ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES 



Appropriation 


$7500.00 


Mrs. F. A. Swan ton, matron 


$900.00 


Wages, employees 


1260.30 


Groceries and provisions 


3231.43 


Fuel 


744.55 


Maintenance, buildings and grounds 


286.55 


Light 


263.29 


Clothing 


208.71 


Fred A. Swan ton, board of horse 


200.75 


Equipment and repairs 


161.81 


Water 


80.00 


Miscellaneous 


54.96 


Medicine and medical aid 


42.79 


Telephone 


11.50 


Total expenditure 


$7446.64 


Balance 


53.36 




$7500.00 $7500.00 


SOLDIERS' RELIEF 




Appropriation 


$2000.00 


Total expenditure 


$1113.03 


Balance 


886.97 




$2000.00 $2000.00 


STATE AID 




Appropriation 


$500.00 


Total expenditure 


$230.00 


Balance 


270.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



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OUTSIDE RELIEF 

Appropriation $6000 . 00 

Paid out of Almshouse $3896 . 66 

Paid other cities and towns 2007.21 

Paid State 638.57 

6542.44 
Transferred from Reserve Fund 542 . 44 



$6542.44 $6542.44 



AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 



Appropriation 

Town cases 

Paid other towns 

Paid account other towns 



Total expenditure 
Balance 







$6000.00 


$3617. 


25 




604. 


57 




940 


.00 




$5161 


.82 




838. 


.18 




$6000.00 $6000.00 



STATISTICS OF ANDOVER ALMSHOUSE 

Number of inmates January 1, 1925 12 

Number admitted 3 

Number of deaths 1 

Number discharged 4 

Number of inmates January 1, 1926 10 

Number between sixty and seventy 2 

Number between seventy and eighty 4 

Number between eighty and ninety 4 

MRS. F, A. SWANTON, Matron 
42 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year ending 1925 : — 

The care of the cemetery has been kept up to the usual high 
standard and good appearance. 

Over 1000 feet of cement curbing has been laid on the West 
side of the cemetery, binding the edges of the lots and gutters. 

There has been over $80.00 worth of shrubbery planted on the 
new East side, which greatly improves this section. 

Four acres of rough land have been brought to and seeded 
down, and gradually new land is worked up and cleared. 

It is the hope of the Trustees that within a few years a chapel 
will be erected over the tomb where funeral services may be held. 
Then too an arched bridge connecting the East and West sides of 
the cemetery opposite the main entrance on the west. What 
fitting memorials these improvements would be, and may we 
suggest one citizen especially we hope the Town will so honor 
with some sort of a memorial, and that is our late friend and 
citizen, John N. Cole. 

Since our last annual meeting the board has lost one of its 
faithful members, Daniel H. Poor. 

The Trustees ask for $5500. to carry on the work and develop- 
ment of the cemetery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE, Chairman 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
EVERETT M. LUNDGREN 
J. WILLIAM STARK 
FRED A. SWANTON 
FRED E. CHEEVER 
Fred E. Cheever, Clerk of Board of Trustees. 



43 



STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots sold as per last report 577 

Number sold in 1925 17 

Total number sold 594 

Total number single graves sold 207 

Number of interments as per last report 1756 

Number of interments in 1925 62 

Totaljiumber of interments 1818 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 



44 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



To the Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen : — I hereby submit my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1925. 

Number of cattle inspected 1390 

Number of swine inspected 785 

Number of sheep inspected 1 1 

Number of stables inspected 135 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 12 

Number of stables disinfected 9 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 320 

Number of dogs quarantined 18 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 6 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

Inspector of Animals 



45 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 

To the Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen : — I herewith submit my report of the Building 
Inspector's Department for the year 1925. 

One hundred seventy-five permits were granted to erect and 
remodel the following buildings. 

Dwellings 36 

Two-Family Dwellings 6 

Garages 58 

Additions and Alterations 44 

Golf Club Houses 1 

Mills 1 

Camps 3 

Hen Houses 10 

Small Stores 3 

Sheds 10 

Auditoriums 1 

Office Building 1 

Barns 1 



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The dormitories, etc., which contain eight or more rooms above 
the second story were inspected to see that they comply with the 
law relative to safety appliances, and a report of each building was 
forwarded to the commissioner of public safety. The elevators 
were inspected and a report of each sent to the commissioner of 
public safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Building Inspector 



46 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of A ndover. 

Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the Andover Fire Department 
from January 1, 1925, to January 1, 1926. 

During this time the department has answered 96 bell and 39 
still alarms. 

We have laid 4450 feet of 23^-inch hose, using 611 gallons of 
chemical and 745 feet of ladders. 

The value of buildings where fires have occurred is $89775.00, 
loss on the same $10814.00, mostly covered by insurance. 

The equipment consists of one combination hose and chemical ; 
one ladder truck; one combination hose, chemical, and pump; 
one brush-fire truck; one horse-drawn hose wagon; one exercise 
wagon; two sets of harnesses; one tipcart; two horses; 6200 feet 
of 2j^-inch hose. 

We have laid a hardwood floor in the front room, painted and 
papered the room ; recovered roof of shed and installed air system 
for whistle. We have two new fire alarm boxes and four wheels 
for the same. 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



47 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen. 
Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1925. 

Whole number of arrests 208. Males 201 ; Females 7. 

OFFENSES 

Assault 5 

Drunks 33 

Drunk and disturbance 5 

Violation fish and game law 8 

Escaped from and returned to Tewksbury Infirmary 2 

Insane 4 

Violation Town Ordinance 1 

Malicious mischief 5 

Threats to do bodily harm 2 

Gaming on the Lord's Day 4 

Violation motor vehicle law (minor offenses) 57 

Operating motor vehicle while under influence of liquor 25 

Operating motor vehicle without proper registration 8 

Operating motor vehicle without license 8 

Operating so as to endanger life and safety of the public 2 

Operating without the consent of owner 2 

On suspicion 4 

Larceny 20 

Violation liquor law 12 

Assault with dangerous weapon 1 



208 



48 



DISPOSITION OF CASES 



Appealed 


5 


Paid fines in lower court 


122 


On probation 


3 


On file 


11 


Discharged 


14 


Committed to Danvers State Infirmary 


4 


Committed to Tewksbury State Infirmary 


2 


Committed to House of Correction 


6 


Suspended sentence to House of Correction 


2 


Suspended sentence to State Farm 


1 


Returned to parents 


8 


Continued for sentence 


10 


Held for Grand Jury 


9 


Held for out-of-town officers 


9 


Committed to Town Farm 


2 




208 


MISCELLANEOUS 




Fines paid in Lower Court 


$2764.00 


Fines paid in Superior Court 


165.00 


Value of property reported stolen 


4700.00 


Value of property recovered 


4100.00 


Police equipment 


1000.00 


Traffic signs and flashes 


800.00 


Dead bodies cared for 


4 


Doors found open and secured 


164 


SUPERIOR COURT FINDINGS 




No bill found 


1 


Cases pending 


3 


On probation 


1 


Paid fines 


7 


Nol-prossed 


1 


Filed 


3 


Respectfully submitted, 




FRANK M. 


SMITH ' 


Chief of Police 



49 



BOARD OF HEALTH NURSE 
AND AGENT 

To the Board of Health. 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the year 
1925. There have been 405 contagious diseases reported, clas- 
sified and compared with 1924 and 1923 as follows: 





1925 


1924 


1923 


Influenza 


28 


4 


51 


Tuberculosis 


12 


12 


6 


Incephalitis Lethargica 











Typhoid Fever 





1 





Scarlet Fever 


16 


51 


15 


Diphtheria 


7 


2 


8 


Chicken Pox 


31 


80 


18 


Whooping Cough 


100 


7 


46 


Measles 


164 


13 


16 


Mumps 


19 


45 


5 


Suppurative Conjunctivitis 











Lobar Pneumonia 


10 


8 


15 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 


1 


1 


1 


German Measles 


14 


2 


3 


Septic Sore Throat 











Ophthalmia Neonatorum 








2 


Gonorrhea 


3 


2 


5 


Syphilis 





1 


4 


Rabies 








18 



Totals 405 229 213 

50 



1925 


1924 


1923 


6 


9 


2 


4 


2 





3 








1 


2 


3 



Deaths from Contagious Diseases 



Tuberculosis 
Lobar Pneumonia 
Diphtheria 
Influenza 

Totals 14 13 5 

The general Health Conditions in Andover have shown a 
steady improvement in the past few years. Our cleanup weeks 
have made a vast improvement in many neighborhoods. The 
general sanitary conditions have also improved and our sewerage 
is well cared for. The great decrease in the number of cases of 
dysentery, both of amebic and bacillary types, can easily be 
traced to care and cleanliness in handling of the milk; the glass 
bottle has replaced the old-fashioned milk can with its crevices 
and unsanitary wooden stoppers. Not so many years ago it was 
a common sight to see cows standing in water and muck to their 
knees. It must be very gratifying to the citizens of Andover 
to pass some of these barnyards and see how these conditions 
have improved. Typhoid fever has been practically stamped 
out. For many years a careful check up has failed to show a 
single case originating in Andover and our imported cases have 
failed to produce any secondary cases. 

Diphtheria will soon be a disease of the past. For many years 
the use of Anti-Toxin has minimized the number of deaths of 
those contracting this disease. The innoculation with the Toxin 
Anti-Toxin by the Schick method will eventually wipe out this 
disease. All children reaching the age of six months should be 
given the Schick innoculation. We have had three deaths from 
Laryngeal Diphtheria (Membraneous Croup). This form is 
most always fatal, due to the fact that it is generally impossible 
to get a positive culture and the diphtheritic membrane is 
practically invisible. Delay in summoning a physician means 
delay of the administration of the Anti-Toxin until it is too late. 

Scarlet Fever is still one of our most dreaded diseases. Rigid 

51 



quarantine with proper supervision and thorough fumigation has 
enabled us to keep it well under control. 

Measles have occurred in epidemic form throughout the state ; 
what appears to be a slight cold many times develops into 
measles. But the first sneeze or cough has infected the nearby 
children before the true character of the disease is manifested by 
the rash. 

Whooping Cough is also spread in a similar manner. In the 
first two or three weeks the symptoms are that of the ordinary 
New England cold and when the first whoop is heard the damage 
has been done to the other children exposed. 

Arrangements are now being made for a clinic, where all 
children under weight and who have been exposed to Tubercu- 
losis, either in home surroundings, or where there is a history of 
near relatives who have been affected with this disease, will be 
examined. This clinic will be held under the direct supervision 
of Dr. Chadwick, superintendent of the Children's Tubercular 
Sanatorium at Westfield. This clinic will cover weighing, 
measuring and a complete physical examination. Where in- 
dicated X-ray will be taken; charts will be made and advice 
given as to diet care and treatment. Follow-up work will be 
done, which will show the improvement of the children, and 
probably selections made of those who might wish to take 
advantage of the summer camps. We have supervised and 
assisted in the innoculation by the Schick method of hundreds of 
our school children without a single complication ; and to date we 
have had no child ill with diphtheria who has received this treat- 
ment. All children will have the privilege of receiving Schick 
treatment on entering the schools as well as any other children 
who have not previously been subjected to this treatment. 

In closing my report I would earnestly recommend the Schick 
treatment for all children, as this will save the parents from 
anxiety and the children from the suffering and possible death 
caused by diphtheria. 

Contagious diseases must be reported by the householder, if 
this is not done by a physician. Failure to obey this law means 
liability to a heavy penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R.N. 
52 



CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund $5000 . 00 



Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$1000.00 




Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Central Savings Bank 


100CT.00 




City Institution for Savings 


1000.00 









$5000.00 


Receipts 






Balance from last account 


$258.99 




Receipts 


245.00 


$503.99 






Expenditures 






Expended for coal and wood 


$159.80 




Balance on hand 


344.19 


$503.99 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 

Trustees 



53 



TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 



(June 30th, 1925) 



Abbott, Newton S. 
Armitage, Charles H. 
Averill, George L. 
Bailey, Charles L. 
Bailey, Henry B. 
Bailey, Ralph 
Bailey, Samuel H. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Bassett, Arthur W. 
Baxter, George H. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Burke, John J. 
Burns, David F. 
Cates, A. Lincoln 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
Carter, George M. 
Chase, Herbert F. 
Clark, Thomas F. 
Cole, Roscoe K. 
Coleman, Walter H. 
Comeau, Arthur N. 
Coutts, William C. 
Dane, George A. 
Deyermond, Robert V. 
Dick, Alexander 
Donald, Walter S. 
Doyle, Thomas F. 



Carpenter 

Operative 

Farmer 

Retired 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Retired 

Clerk 

Gardener 

Ins. Collector 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Finisher 

Signal Operator 

Gardener 

Salesman 

Farmer 

Storekeeper 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Retired 

Carpenter 

Retired 

Dresser 

Laborer 

Retired 

Retired 

Fireman 



River Rd. 

124 Haverhill St. 

Reservation St. 

Main St. 

High Plain Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

Lowell June. 

Hidden Rd. 

43 Lowell St. 

88 Chestnut St. 

Pleasant St. 

Pleasant St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

47 WhittierSt. 

54 Salem St. 

High Plain Rd. 

Summer St. 

86 Haverhill St. 

115 Elm St. 

42 Chestnut St. 

Highland Rd. 

60 Maple Ave. 

Andover St. 

7 Washington Ave. 

3 Cuba St. 

Union St. 

Holt Rd. 



54 



Disbrow, George W. 
Doherty, Martin 
Doherty, William J. 
Dunnells, George C. 
Fairweather, James D. 
Fleming, Edward, Jr. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Flaherty, Michael J. 
Garland, George M. 
Gordon, Alexander 
Gordon, William 
Hannon, Patrick J. 
Harrington, Daniel F. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Hill, Paul 
Hill, Ira B. 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Holt, George E. 
Hovey, James H. 
Hulme, Samuel P. 
Jaques, Robert 
Jaquith, Newton 
Keane, Mark M. 
Kendall, Frank H. E. 
Lawson, John B. 
Lee, Harry F. 
Lindsay, J. William 
Lynch, Joseph F. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, George M. 
McBride, Frank 
McDonald, Frank S. 
Mclntyre, William D. 
Miller, George R. 
Mitchell, William G. 
Morrison, John L. 
Morrissey, William B. « 
Morse, J. Frank 



Farmer 

Retired 

Contractor 

Watchman 

Gardener 

Chauffeur 

Farmer 

Spinner 

Electrician 

Belt Maker 

Machinist 

Retired 

Farmer 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Night Watchman 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Real Estate 

Farmer 

Electrician 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Machinist 

Farmer 

Retired 

Switchman 

Clerk 

Painter 

Janitor 

P. O. Clerk 

Clerk 

Salesman 

Machinist 

Retired 

Electrician 

Rubber Worker 



Chandler Rd. 

Harding St. 

21 Harding St. 

6 Sutherland St. 

15 Abbot St. 

54 Haverhill St. 

Pleasant St. 

River St. 

Prospect Hill Rd. 

82 Poor St. 

82 Poor St. 

Elm St. 

Osgood St. 

13 Chestnut St. 

Jenkins Rd. 

Lupine Rd. 

67 High St. 
8 Summer St. 

66 Chestnut St. 

Main St. 

Brook St. 

River St. 

Main St. 

Moraine St. 

7 Chestnut St. 

9 Chestnut St. 

Pleasant St. 

Porter Rd. 

Tewksbury St. 

Whittier St. 

Main St. 

Chestnut St. 

129 Chestnut St. 

Andover St. 

Center St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

68 Elm St. 
66 Poor St. 

41 Whittier St. 



55 



Mosher, James R. 
Nason, Harry G. 
Newton, Charles M. 
Nolan, Joseph R. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
O'Donnell, John A. 
Petrie, George B. 
Poor, Daniel H. 
Pike, Warren G. 
Pitman, Joseph I. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Purcell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard F. 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Robinson, William C. 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank J. 
Sherry, Richard 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Stewart, James 
Taylor, Loren E. 
Todd, Henry 
Trow, Henry J. 
Valentine, Franklin S. 
Walker, Salmond C. 
Ward, George D. 
Ward, Paul A. 
Whitman, David O. 



Clerk 

Carpenter 

Poultry Business 

Plumber 

Farmer 

Moulder 

Switchman 

Janitor 

Wool Sorter 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Baker 

Gardener 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Blacksmith 

Warp Dresser 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Moulder 

Clerk 

Retired 

Clerk 11 

Clerk 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Rubber Worker 



21 Balmoral St. 

Clark Rd. 

Boutwell Rd. 

7 Cuba St. 

Love joy Rd. 

Center St. 

Marland St. 

Chickering Ct. 

Andover St. 

Laurel Lane 

17 Summer St. 

Center St. 

36 Elm St. 

79 Haverhill St. 

Missionary Lane 

Argilla Rd. 

Center St. 

Center St. 

427 No. Main St. 

19 Avon St. 

High St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

High St. 

Red Spring Rd. 

Washington Ave. 

60 Poor St. 

River St. 

20 Elm St. 

Chester St. 

Lowell St. 

Bellevue Rd. 

9 Pine St. 



56 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



We herewith submit our annual report : 



Number of males assessed, 2911 






Personal estate 


$4,937,488.00 




Real estate 


12,591,175.00 


$17,528,663.00 






Poll tax 


5,822.00 




Tax on Personal estate 


119,490.06 




Tax on Real estate 


304,706.86 


430,018.92 






Moth assessment 




1,860.70 


Abatements 






Personal estate 


605.07 




Real estate 


405.35 


i nm 19 



Rate of taxation per 1000 24 . 20 

Number of 

Horses assessed 326 

Cows assessed 866 

Neat cattle 96 

Sheep assessed 2 

Swine 73 

Fowl 23,094 

Dwellings 2,176 

Acres of land 17,664 



57 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 



Number of Polls, 19 

Personal estate 
Real estate 

Tax Polls 

Tax on Personal estate 

Tax on Real estate 



$1975.00 
5050.00 

38.00 

47.80 

122.21 



$7025.00 



208.01 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Board of Assessors 



58 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other Property 




Town Hall 


$62900 


$8000 


$70900 


Fire Department 


48000 


30000 


78000 


Police Department 




500 


500 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library 


42000 


10000 


52000 


Water Department 


76950 


325600 


402550 


Sewer Department 


5000 


475000 


480000 


Highway Department 




5275 


5275 


Tree Warden and Moth De- 








partment 




5000 


5000 


Almshouse 


41000 


7500 


48500 


Park Department 


32200 




32200 


Cemeteries 


18000 


500 


18500 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Hay Scales 




350 


350 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


5000 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77000 


77000 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




74751 


74751 


9 acres land, Burnham Rd. 


2500 




2500 


Totals 


$825250 


$1029826 


$1855076 



59 



REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR 



1922 



Amount of warrant 
Taxes collected 



5.58 



$15.58 



$15.58 



$15.58 



1923 



Amount of warrant 
Amount of moth warrant 
Added to warrant 
Interest 
Collected taxes 
Collected moth 
Interest 
Taxes abated 



1924 





S9798.10 




32.65 




3.15 




864.87 


$9019.74 




32.65 




864.87 




781.51 





S10698.77 S10698.77 



Amount of warrant 




S57698. 38 


Amount of moth warrant 




211.55 


Added to warrant 




64.37 


Interest 




1778.29 


Collected taxes 


$39871.38 




Collected moth 


169.68 




Interest 


1778.29 




Taxes abated 


239.09 




Taxes uncollected 


17652.27 




Moth work uncollected 


41.88 





$59752.59 $59752.59 



60 



1925 



Amount of warrant 
Amount of moth warrant 
Added to warrant 
Interest 
Collected taxes 
Collected moth 
Interest 
Taxes abated 
Taxes uncollected 
Moth uncollected 



$371691.81 

1597.75 

108.39 

1010.42 

57623.50 

263.95 



$430018.92 

1860.70 

307.81 

108.39 



s $432295.82 $432295.82 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT, 1925 

Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 


Moth Work 


Interest 


Total 


1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 


$15.58 

9019.74 

39871.38 

371691.81 


$32.65 

169.68 

1597.75 


$864.87 

1778.29 

108.39 


$15.58 

9917.26 

41819.35 

373397.95 




$420598.51 


$1800.08 


$2751.55 


$425150.14 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



61 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Liabilities 

Water Bonds, 4% (2000) due 1926 
Water Bonds, 33/£% (3000) due 1926 
Water Bonds, 4%% (4000) due 1926 
Sewer Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1926 
Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000) due 1926 
Sewer Bonds, 4J4% (5000) due 1926 
High School Loans, 4% (6000 due 1926) 
Shawsheen Bridge Loan, 4%% (2500 

due 1926) 
Main St. Loan, 4^% (20000 due 1926) 
Shawsheen School Bonds, 4^% (12000 

due 1926) 
Essex Sanatorium Loan, 4}/2% (7000 

due 1926) 



$26000 
23000 
28000 
55000 
30000 

140000 
57000 

2500 
40000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 



206000.00 



63000.00 



Assets 




$670500.00 


Cash, General Fund 


$77396.61 




Cash, Water Loan 


372.83 




Cash, Outfall Sewer 


6395.66 




Cash, Essex Sanatorium Refund 


22292.88 




Cash, McCarthy Land Taking 


750.00 




Cash, War Bonus Surplus 


4299.01 




Cash, Memorial Hall Library 


2032.65 




Cash, Memorial Hall Library Special 


450.00 









$113989.64 


Uncollected Taxes 


75275.77 




Uncollected Moth Work 


305.83 


$75581.60 




$189571.24 


Amount carried forward 




$189571.24 



62 



Amount brought forward 

Commonwealth, State Aid 
Commonwealth, Mothers' Aid 
Sewer Assessments 
Sinking Funds 
Water Rates due Jan. 1, 1926 


$189571.24 

$230.00 
742.66 

4996.40 
33916.05 
10644.12 


Balance against Town 


$240100.47 
430399.53 

$670500.00 



63 



GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas., in 





Dr. 




Balance, Jan. 1, 1925, General Fund 


$78151.58 


Balance, Jan. 1 


, 1925, Water Loan 


4321.52 


Balance, Jan. 1 


1925, Outfall Sewer 


12732.14 


Balance, Jan. 1, 


1925, Shawsheen School 


7750.14 


Balance, Jan. 1, 


1925, McCarthy Land Taking 


750.00 


Balance, Jan. 1, 


1925, War Bonus Surplus 


4299.01 


Balance, Jan. 1, 


1925, Memorial Committee 


140.84 


Balance, Jan. 1, 


1925, Memorial Hall Library 


744.66 


Commonwealth 


, Corporation Tax 


69848.06 


Commonwealth 


, Income Tax 


47755.92 


Commonwealth 


, Reimbursement Land Taxes 


234.44 


Commonwealth 


, Street Railway Tax 


770.63 


Commonwealth 


, Bank Tax 


2934.62 


Commonwealth 


, Smith Hughes School Fund 


253.18 


Commonwealth 


, Vocational Education 


1418.55 


Commonwealth 


School Tuition 


488.11 


Commonwealth 


Tuberculosis Subsidy 


442 . 14 


C ommonweal th 


Moth Work 


39.13 


C ommonweal th 


State Aid 


288.00 


Commonwealth , 


Temporary Aid 


410.00 


Commonwealth , 


Mothers' Aid 


1771.65 


Commonwealth , 


Hawkers' Licenses 


168.00 


Commonwealth , 


Elm Street 


8251.93 


Essex County, Elm Street 


8251.93 


Essex County, Sanatorium Refund 


21565.38 


Essex County, Dog Tax 


634.56 


Andover National Bank, Notes 


250000.00 


Collector's Department, Taxes 


420598.51 


Collector's Department, Interest on Taxes 


2751.55 


Collector's Department, Moth Work 


1800.08 


Board of Public Works, Water Rates 


41616.68 


Board of Public Works, Service Pipe 


6297.29 


Board of Public Works, Highways 


72.68 


Board of Public Works, Sidewalks 


662 . 69 


Highway Department, Haverhill Street 


251.94 


Amount carried forward 


$998467.54 



64 



account with the town of Andover 



Cr. 



Orders Paid 




School Department 


$130278.18 


School Department, Smith Hughes 




Fund 


253.18 


Shawsheen School 


7746.01 


Town Officers 


12554.67 


Municipal Buildings 


4296.30 


Police Department 


19947.46 


Fire Department 


31456.71 


Brush Fires 


620.60 


Board of Health 


3985.05 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


5998.33 


Printing 


1158.65 


Insurance 


6144.00 


Election and Registration 


1045.00 


Tree Warden 


3937.13 


Moth Department 


4932.87 


Street Lighting 


10952.95 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Sealer of Weight Dept. 


364.68 


Public Dump 


246.41 


Hay Scales 


119.37 


Interest 


36052.73 


Water Bonds 


24000.00 


Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 


High School Bonds 


6000.00 


Main Street Bonds 


20000.00 


Shawsheen Bridge Bonds 


2500.00 


Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 


Pomp's Pond Baths 


1500.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


8318.87 


Memorial Hall Special 


50.00 


Memorial Day 


550.00 


Post 99, G. A. R. 


100.00 


Andover Post, No. 8, American Legion 976 . 27 


Essex Sanatorium Maintenance 


2956.72 


Census Enumeration 


322.81 


Amount carried forward 


$380664.95 



65 



GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas., in 

Dr. 



Amount brought forward 



Sewer Department, Construction 

Sewer Department, Assessments 

Sewer Department, Interest on Assessments 

Town House, Rentals 

Police Department, Junk 

Essex County, Killing Dogs 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

Sale of Lots 

Care of Lots 

Interments and use of tomb 

Foundations 

Sundries 
Board of Health, Licenses 
Liquor Licenses 

Eastern Amusement Co., License 
Building Inspector, Elevator License 
Town Clerk, Licenses 
Almshouse 
Towns, Mothers' Aid 
Outside Relief, Reimbursement 
Memorial Hall Library 
Trial Justice Court, Fines 
School Department, Continuation School 
School Department, Tuition and Supplies 
Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, Rentals 
Smart & Flagg, Insurance Refund 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Phillips Academy, Street Lighting 
Hay Scales 
Tree Warden, Labor 

Andover National Bank, Interest on Deposits 
Andover National Bank, Interest Sanatorium Fund 
Water Sinking Fund 

American Woolen Co., Filter Bed Land 
Fire Department 

Total 



$998467.54 


1614 


.26 


556.90 


37 


.42 


646 


.00 


70.00 


74.00 


760.00 


1769 


.78 


619 


.50 


397 


.82 


10.00 


23 


.50 


2 


.00 


5 


.00 




.50 


263 


.00 


273.00 


971 


.33 


159 


.00 


4472 


.30 


1080 


00 


590 


.24 


128. 


00 


250. 


00 


34.87 


73. 


03 


230.00 


31. 


00 


27. 


75 


2517. 


22 


727. 


50 


15000.00 


1. 


00 


1. 


00 


$1031884.46 



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account with the town of Andover 



Cr. 



Amount brought forward 



Highway Department 

Elm Street Construction 

Haverhill Street Construction 

Sewer Department, Maintenance 

Sewer Department Construction 

Outfall Sewer 

Haverhill St. and Pasho St. Sewers 

Water Department Maintenance 

Water Department Construction 

Water Department Special Article 5 

Almshouse Expenses 

Outside Relief 

Mothers' Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

State Aid 

Park Department 

Rockwell Land Purchase 

County Tax 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax 

Commonwealth, State Tax 

Commonwealth, Highway Tax 

Commonwealth, Soldiers' Exemption 

Commonwealth, Sewage Disposal 

Andover National Bank, Notes 

Total Expenditures 
Balance on hand January 1, 1926 
General Fund 
Water Loan 
Outfall Sewer 
Essex Sanatorium Refund 
McCarthy Land Taking 
War Bonus Surplus 
Memorial Hall Library 
Memorial Hall Library Special 



$380664.95 

59636.29 

18000.00 

24755.80 

4970.33 

2554.39 

6336.48 

3834.93 

30852.65 

17793.49 

11798.13 

7446.64 

6542.44 

5161.82 

1113.03 

230.00 

2248.88 

500.00 

39264.38 

38.72 

65.32 

40200.00 

3467.49 

65.61 

353.05 

250000.00 



$77396.61 

372.83 

6395.66 

22292.88 

750.00 

4299.01 

2032.65 

450.00 



$917894.82 



113989.64 



67 



$1031884.46 



Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 $1255. 18 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 63.52 

$1318.70 

Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1318. 70 

$1318.70 

Draper Fund — School 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 

Cr. 
Andover Natural History Society 
John Dove School 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 $349.66 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 17.67 

$367.33 

Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 367 . 33 

$367.33 



$1103.77 




55.19 






$1158.96 




5.90 




20.00 




1133.06 






$1158.96 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 


Fund 

$563.81 
27.49 


$591.30 
$591.30 


Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


$20.00 
571.30 



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Isaac Giddings Burial Ground Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 $1000.00 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 50.62 


$1050.62 
$1050.62 


Cr. 
Jonathan E. Holt, Trustee 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


$50.62 
1000.00 



Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1925 $269.08 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 13.34 



Cr. 
N. C. Hamblin $10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 272.42 



Holt Fund — School 

Dr. 
Balance January 1 , 1925 $203 . 25 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 10.27 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 213.52 



Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1925 $1072.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 53 . 72 



Cr. 
George D. Millett 46.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1079.72 



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$282.42 



$282.42 



$213.52 



$213.52 



125.72 



125.72 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $500 . 00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 6.25 



Cr. 



Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



506.25 



$506.25 



$506.25 



Cemetery Fund 

Perpetual Care 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1925 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 
Deposits for Perpetual Care 

Cr. 
Spring Grove Cemetery, for care of lots 
Private Cemeteries, for care of lots 
Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 



$36697.00 
1887.63 
2655.00 



730.28 

764.75 

39735.73 



$41230.76 



$41230.76 



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AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 



We have examined the accounts of the several town officers and 
find them correctly cast, with satisfactory vouchers for all 
payments. 

The funds in hands of the Treasurer have been verified and 
Bank Balances have been reconciled with Cash Book. Funds in 
Trust have been verified and accounts of Trustees examined. 

The accounts of the Tax Collector were examined and col- 
lections agree with Treasurer's Account. Verification notices 
covering uncollected taxes were mailed October 30, 1925. 

The accounts of the Board of Public Works were examined. 
The recommendation of the State Auditor in regard to keeping 
controlling accounts on water bills, etc., has not as yet been 
followed. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover National 
Bank and Cash on hand $113,989.64. 

JOHN S. ROBERTSON 
HARRY SELLARS 
L. S. FINGER 

A uditors 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of February, 
1926. 

Chester W. Holland 

Notary Public 
My Commission expires August 9, 1929 



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PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
HARRY H. NOYES, Clerk and Treasurer 

Rev. E. VICTOR BIGELOW EDMOND E. HAMMOND 
Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS JOHN H. CAMPION 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL MYRON E. GUTTERSON 



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REPORT OF TREASURER 

PRINCIPAL FUND 
January 1, 1925 

Cash in Banks $22495.44 

Real Estate Mortages 54504 . 56 



$77000.00 



December 31, 1925 

Cash in Banks $30175.00 

Real Estate Mortgages 46825 . 00 



$77000.00 

RESERVE FUND 
January 31, 1925 

Cash in Savings Bank $1517.82 

Received from Profit on Bonds 411 .25 

Received from Income account 500.00 

Received Interest 99.26 

$2528.33 

December 31, 1925 

Cash in Savings Bank $2528.33 

INCOME 
January 1, 1925 

Cash on hand $2309 . 63 

Interest 4075.17 

$6384.80 



EXPENDITURES 

N. C. Hamblin, Principal $1000.00 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor 2400.00 

Rogers Agency, Insurance 25 . 00 

Transfer to Reserve 500.00 

F. R. Benjamin, Refund Interest 17.33 

Andover National Bank, Box Rent 5 . 00 



A mount carried forward $3947 . 33 

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Amount brought forward $3947.33 

Andover National Bank, Revenue Stamps 3.81 

Andover National Bank, Interest 9.17 

Postage and Stationery 6 . 00 

Expense 7 . 90 

Harry H. Noyes, Treasurer 200.00 

December 31, Cash on hand 2210.59 



BARNARD FUND 




January 1, 1925 




Cash on hand 


$25.50 


Dividends, Union Pacific R. R. 


40.00 


Prizes Awarded 




First 


20.00 


Second 


12.00 


Third 


8.00 


December 31, 1925, Cash on hand 


25.50 


DRAPER FUND 




January 1, 1925 




Cash on hand 


$1449.54 


Dividends, Savings Bank 


73.34 



December 31, 1925, Cash in Savings Bank 

GOLDSMITH FUND 
January 1, 1925 
Cash on hand 
Dividends, Savings Bank 



$273.93 
13.82 



Prizes Awarded 

December 31, 1925, Cash in Savings Bank 

Examined : 

H. Sellars 

J. S. Robertson 

L. S. Finger 



$10.00 

$277.75 



$6384.80 



$65.50 



$65 . 50 



$1522.88 
$1522.88 



$287.75 



$287.75 



74 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz.: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballard Vale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on Monday, The First 
Day of March, 1926, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on the following 
articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one member of the Board of 
Public Works for three years, one member of the Board of Health 
for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, three 
Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years, one Tree Warden for one year, and all town 
officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of the 
General Laws, to Monday, March 8th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 

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Article 2 . — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Aiding 
Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Brush 
Fires, Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highway Department, 
Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 
99, G. A. R., Parks and Playsteads, Police, Printing, Election 
and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Main- 
tenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, 
Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Main Street, Shaw- 
sheen Bridge, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
House, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Maintenance 
and Construction, Andover Post No. 8, American Legion, and 
other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,000.00 for granolithic walks on both sides of Main Street from 
Chestnut Street to Chapel Avenue, and do necessary grading, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider its action 
taken at last year's town meeting whereby it was voted that no 
further extensions of water mains be made unless a return in 
water rates shall guarantee a return of not less than 4% on the 
cost of such extensions. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 to make the following extensions to the water sys- 
tem; laying of a new 6" main on Upland Road from Summer 
Street to Chestnut Street; laying a new 6" main, Walnut Avenue, 
from Carmel Road to Elm Street; laying a 10" pipe on Lowell 
Street from the Pump House to Haggett's Pond Road, a distance 
of 1100 feet, continuing with an 8" pipe 2000 feet, a total of 3400 
feet more or less, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000.00 for the purpose of making improvements on and in 
connection with the playstead. Said improvements to be carried 

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out in accordance with plans drawn by Philip W. Foster, land- 
scape architect, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4,299.01 the same being the amount returned to the 
Town under the provisions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of 1924: 
"An act providing for the return to the Cities and Towns of 
certain surplus funds collected to provide suitable recognition of 
those residents of Massachusetts who served in the Army and 
Navy of the United States during the war with Germany, ' ' for 
the purpose of acquiring land adjoining the present playstead 
by purchase or seizure, which is necessary for the development 
of the said playstead according to plans prepared for the same 
by Philip W. Foster, landscape architect, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to purchase all the water mains, with their 
appurtenances, of the American Woolen Company, constructed 
and laid in the following named streets in Shawsheen Village, 
namely, 

Argyle Street Dumbarton Street 

Ayer Street Enmore Street 

Arundel Street Sherbourne Street 

Balmoral Street William Street west of Poor Street 

Kenilworth Street Fletcher Street 

Stirling Street Binney Street 

Riverina Road Shepley Street 

Carisbrooke Street Kensington Street 

Carlisle Street Sutherland Street 

York Street north of Haverhill Street 

at the rate of $2.10 per foot, in such streets as are or may be 
accepted as Town Ways, and to appropriate a sum not in excess 
of $28,000.00 for this purpose, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will accept as town ways, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, the following named streets 
in Shawsheen Village, so called, as shown on plans filed with the 
Town Clerk: Argyle Street from Haverhill Street to Burnham 
Road, Arundel Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham Road, 

77 



Ayer Street from Sherbourne Street westerly, a distance of 300 
feet, Balmoral Street from York Street to the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, Binney Street from South Union Street easterly about 
500 feet, Carisbrooke Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham 
Road, Carlisle Street from Filter Bed Road westerly to land of 
Hamel, Dumbarton Street from Stirling Street westerly to 
Filter Bed Road, Enmore Street from Haverhill Street southerly 
to land of Dufton, Fletcher Street from South Union Street 
easterly about 545 feet, Kenilworth Street from South Union 
Street easterly to Riverina Road and from Main Street westerly 
to Poor Street, Kensington Street from Main Street to Poor 
Street, Riverina Road from Haverhill Street northerly to Kenil- 
worth Street, Shepley Street from South Union Street easterly 
about 375 feet, Sherbourne Street from William Street northerly 
about 252 feet, Stirling Street from Haverhill Street to northerly 
side of Sutherland Street, Sutherland Street from Stirling Street 
westerly to Filter Bed Road, William Street from Poor Street 
westerly about 1950 feet, York Street from Haverhill Street 
northerly about 1170 feet, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

Article 11. — To hear and act on the report of the Trustees of 
the Memorial Hall Library relative to changes and additions to 
the present Memorial Hall Building as authorized by the Town 
at its last annual meeting March 2, 1925. Also to see if the Town 
will vote to appropriate the sum of $90,000.00 for the purpose of 
making such changes and equipping the same, $40,000.00 to be a 
part of the tax levy of the year 1926, and to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to issue and sell bonds or notes of the town to an amount 
not exceeding $50,000.00 to pay the balance, said bonds or notes 
to be payable annually in the years 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 
1931 in conformity with Chapter 44 of the General Laws, on 
petition of Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $13,000.00 for the purpose of installing a motor pump 
in the Central Fire House, on petition of Charles E. Buchan and 
others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 for the purpose of making a survey and maps for use in 

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the Assessors' Department, on recommendation of the Board 
of Assessors. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$2000.00 for the purchase and installation of new scales to replace 
those in the rear of the Town Hall. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to establish a plan- 
ning board in accordance with Generals Law, Chapter 41, Sections 
70-72, and appropriate a sum of money for the work of same, if 
deemed necessary. 

Article 16. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
One thousand ($1000) dollars to be expended under the direction 
of the War Memorial Committee for the further study of a War 
Memorial, on the petition of Joseph L. Burns, and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
vision of Section 25 A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as 
enacted by Chapter 14 of the Act of 1921 relative to the appoint- 
ment of assistant assessors. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
not more than $2700.00 for the purchase of an ambulance and 
necessary equipment to be in charge of the Fire Department, on 
petition of John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not in excess of $75,000.00 provided, however, like amounts 
of money be appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the County of Essex for certain improvements on 
North Main Street, Andover, substantially as follows: The con- 
struction of a cement roadway from Andover Square to and 
adjoining the cement road at or near Stimpson's Bridge, so called. 

That the appropriation cover in addition to the construction of 
a cement roadway the expenses incident to the replacement of 
one railroad bridge crossing the tracks of the Boston & Maine 
and one highway bridge crossing the Shawsheen River on North 
Main Street, and the construction of necessary retaining walls and 
land damage, if any, incident to the proper building of this high- 
way. 

That the amount of money appropriated be raised by bond 
issue, bonds maturing in fifteen years, on petition of Laurence J. 
Hannon and others. 

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Article 20. — To see if the town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, a street known as Stonehedge 
Street, leading from Salem Street through land of Mabel J. 
Trott, as shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition 
of Samuel P. Hulme and others. 

Article 21. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from its present terminus 
on Corbett Street along Corbett Street to Corbett Road, thence 
along Corbett Road north to the intersection of Julian Street, 
and appropriate the sum of $7000.00 therefor, on petition of 
Joseph Gagne and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to appoint an Inspector of Wires and appropriate the 
sum of $200.00 therefor. 

Article 23. — To determine the method of collecting the taxes 
for the ensuing year. 

Article 24. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 25. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations. 

Article 26. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 27. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fifteenth day of February, A.D. 
1926. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover 
80 



RECOMMENDATIONS OF FINANCE 
COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee respectfully presents herewith its report 
and recommendations. This report and these recommenda- 
tions are made after conferences held with all department 
heads and after a careful consideration of every item in the 
various budgets. In addition, consideration has been given to 
the industrial and financial situation throughout the town. 

Last year the tax-payers voted a budget which resulted in a 
substantial decrease in the tax rate without any general increase 
in valuation. While the Finance Committee finds the financial 
and industrial situation to be practically the same as last year, 
nevertheless certain departments must expand their activities 
this year. Furthermore it appears wise to care for some of the 
most urgent needs of the Town not included in the department 
budgets. The largest of these is the improvement of the Memo- 
rial Hall Library, a project which the Finance Committee recom- 
mends. Under these conditions an increase over last year's 
appropriation is necessary. 

The attention of the tax-payers is especially directed to two 
items in the list of appropriations, viz. : "State and County Taxes " 
and " Interest." It is worthy of note that State and County 
taxes have increased from $41,191 to $80,000 in the last five years. 
The appropriation for interest is cited for the reason that the 
average tax-payer gives this item but scant attention. How 
large a part interest has in town expenses is better appreciated 
when the bond issue for the construction of the Shawsheen 
school is examined. The appropriation for this building was 
$230,000, and the bonds, bearing 4J^% interest rate, are amortized 
over a period of twenty years. The interest cost for these bonds 
will be something over $100,000. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend that all im- 
provements should be paid for from the tax levy of the particular 

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year when the improvements are installed, but the above example 
is cited in order to emphasize the part that "interest" and 
'redemption of bonds" has in the annual budget. The situation 
suggests the advisability of larger initial payments and bond 
issues running over a shorter period. 

The cooperation of the various Town officers. Committees and 
heads of departments is herewith acknowledged. 

Almshouse 8000.00 

Almshouse Relief Out 6500.00 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 6000.00 

Board of Health 4500.00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Elections 2000.00 

Es>ex Hospital 4861 . 60 

This sum is assessed the Town of Andover f<>r 
the maintenance of the County Tuberculo- - 
Hospital 

Fire Department 29000.00 

CAR. 200.00 

Hay Scaler* 125.00 

Highways 80000.00 

This sum is $5000 le— than the amount appr 
priated last year. ( >ne half of this proposed sum 
is for new construction and one half for upkeep 
of highways 
Interest >000.00 

Insurance 6000.00 

Library 5000.00 

Memorial Day 600.00 

Parks 3000.00 

In addition to the upkeep of the playstead 
and park on Bartlet street, the Board of Pub- 
lic Works plans to improve the plot near the 
B. & M. station. 



Amount carried fomard 



$192786.00 



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Amount brought forward 

Police 

The increase of S3640.00 in this appropriation 
is to permit the addition of two officers to the 
police force. 

Pomp's Pond 

Printing 

Public Dump 

There is a substantial increase recommended 
in this item in order that there may be funds 
to build a fence at the Dump at an expense of 
S400, and also to increase the wages of the care- 
taker to S300 per year. 

Reserve Fund 

Retirement of Bonds 

Retirement of Veterans 

Schools 

Sewers 

Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

Street Lighting 

There is a large increase recommended for 
street lighting this year in order that the streets 
may be lighted every night instead of accord- 
ing to the so-called "moonlight" schedule. In 
addition the recommended sum includes the 
amount which will be required to light certain 
streets in Shawsheen Milage provided these 
streets are accepted. 

Town House 



S192786.00 
23640.00 



1500.00 

1500.00 

700.00 



3000.00 

68500.00 

300.00 

134200.00 

5000.00 

2000.00 

400.00 

5500.00 

500.00 

14000.00 



4250.00 



Amount carried forward 



S457776.00 



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Amount brought forward $457776.00 

Town Officers 14000.00 

An increase of $1000 is recommended to cover 
the wages of assistant assessors, in the event 
that the Town votes under a special article to 
employ such assistants. The wages suggested 
are $600. The sum of $400 is to be applied to 
the salary of a stenographer who will be em- 
ployed for the entire year at a rate of $900 per 
year and who was employed but part of last 
year. 

Tree Warden 9000.00 

It is recommended that this appropriation be 
$5000 for moth work and $4000 for tree work. 

Water Maintenance 30000 . 00 

Water Construction 1 0000 . 00 

American Legion 1000.00 

The Finance Committee recommends the following action 
regarding the special articles in the Warrant : — 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,000.00 for granolithic walks on both sides of Main Street from 
Chestnut Street to Chapel Avenue, and do necessary grading, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved with the recommendation that $6000.00 be 
appropriated. It is the opinion of the Finance Committee 
that the Town should now make a yearly appropriation for 
the improvement of sidewalks.) 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider its action 
taken at last year's town meeting whereby it was voted that no 
further extensions of water mains be made unless a return in 
water rates shall guarantee a return of not less than 4% on the 
cost of such extensions. 

(Not approved. The record of town legislation in the 
matter of water extension is exceedingly unsatisfactory. 
Injustices have been done the tax-payer in many instances 
when the extensions have been made, and possibly in some 

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instances when the asked-for installation was refused. The 
decision made by the town at the last annual meeting is not 
satisfactory in its operation, and the proposed change, called 
for in this article, has likewise some very serious defects. 
The Finance Committee recommends that the entire matter 
of water extension be referred to a committee of five citizens, 
such committee to be appointed by the moderator and 
instructed to make a thorough investigation of the subject 
and report with recommendations at the next annual town 
meeting.) 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 to make the following extensions to the water sys- 
tem ; laying of a new 6" main on Upland Road from Summer 
Street to Chestnut Street; laying a new 6" main, Walnut Avenue, 
from Carmel Road to Elm Street; laying a 10" pipe on Lowell 
Street from the Pump House to Haggett's Pond Road, a distance 
of 1100 feet, continuing with an 8" pipe 2000 feet, a total of 3400 
feet more or less, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(This proposition is not approved in this form. If the 
extensions on Walnut Avenue and Upland Road are part of 
the general plan to improve the water system, the Finance 
Committee recommends that these improvements be made 
and that $6,000.00 be appropriated for this purpose. The 
Lowell street extension is not approved.) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000.00 for the purpose of making improvements on and in 
connection with the playstead. Said improvements to be carried 
out in accordance with plans drawn by Philip W. Foster, land- 
scape architect, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Not approved. Reference is made to the action of the 
voters last year when this proposal was rejected.) 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4,299.01 the same being the amount returned to the 
Town under the provisions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of 1924: 
" An act providing for the return to the Cities and Towns of 
certain surplus funds collected to provide suitable recognition of 
those residents of Massachusetts who served in the Army and 
Navy of the United States during the war with Germany," for 

85 



the purpose of acquiring land adjoining the present playstead 
by purchase or seizure, which is necessary for the development 
of the said playstead according to plans prepared for the same 
by Philip W. Foster, landscape architect, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(This sum of money is in the Town treasury and the voters 
last year approved this article. It is the understanding of 
the Finance Committee that the land suggested could not 
be purchased for this sum. If the required land can be 
purchased for this sum it is recommended that the appro- 
priation be made.) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to purchase all the water mains, with their 
appurtenances, of the American Woolen Company, constructed 
and laid in the following named streets in Shawsheen Village, 
namely, 

Argyle Street Dumbarton Street 

Ayer Street Enmore Street 

Arundel Street Sherbourne Street 

Balmoral Street William Street west of Poor Street 

Kenilworth Street Fletcher Street 

Stirling Street Binney Street 

Riverina Road Shepley Street 

Carisbrooke Street Kensington Street 

Carlisle Street Sutherland Street 

York Street north of Haverhill Street 

at the rate of $2.10 per foot, in such streets as are or may be 
accepted as Town Ways, and to appropriate a sum not in excess 
of $28,000.00 for this purpose, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

(Approved. In the event the Town votes to accept 
certain streets in Shawsheen Village it is recommended that 
the American Woolen Company be paid the sum which it 
would have cost the Town to install the water system in 
these streets. It is the practice of the Town to install the 
water system when a street is accepted.) 

Article 10. — To see if the town will accept as town ways, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, the following named streets 

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in Shawsheen Village, so called, as shown on plans filed with the 
Town Clerk: Argyle Street from Haverhill Street to Burnham 
Road, Arundel Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham Road, 
Ayer Street from Sherbourne Street westerly, a distance of 300 
feet, Balmoral Street from York Street to the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, Binney Street from South Union Street easterly about 
500 feet, Carisbrooke Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham 
Road, Carlisle Street from Filter Bed Road westerly to land of 
Hamel, Dumbarton Street from Stirling Street westerly to 
Filter Bed Road, Enmore Street from Haverhill Street southerly 
to land of Dufton, Fletcher Street from South Union Street 
easterly about 545 feet, Kenilworth Street from South Union 
Street easterly to Riverina Road and from Main Street westerly 
to Poor Street, Kensington Street from Main Street to Poor 
Street, Riverina Road from Haverhill Street northerly to Kenil- 
worth Street, Shepley Street from South Union Street easterly 
about 375 feet, Sherbourne Street from William Street northerly 
about 252 feet, Stirling Street from Haverhill Street to northerly 
side of Sutherland Street, Sutherland Street from Stirling Street 
westerly to Filter Bed Road, William Street from Poor Street 
westerly about 1950 feet, York Street from Haverhill Street 
northerly about 1170 feet, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

(This does not require action by the Finance Committee.) 

Article 11. — To hear and act on the report of the Trustees of 
the Memorial Hall Library relative to changes and additions to 
the present Memorial Hall Building as authorized by the Town 
at its last annual meeting March 2, 1925. Also to see if the Town 
will vote to appropriate the sum of $90,000.00 for the purpose of 
making such changes and equipping the same, $40,000.00 to be a 
part of the tax levy of the year 1926, and to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to issue and sell bonds or notes of the town to an amount 
not exceeding $50,000.00 to pay the balance, said bonds or notes 
to be payable annually in the years 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 
1931 in conformity with Chapter 44 of the General Laws, on 
petition of Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

(Approved with'the recommendation that $90,000.00 be 
appropriated, of which sum $40,000.00 be paid from the 1926 

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tax levy and the balance be raised by a bond issue, said bonds 
to be amortized over a period of five years.) 

Article 12. — To see if the town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $13,000.00 for the purpose of installing a motor pump 
in the Central Fire House, on petition of Charles E. Buchan and 
others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 for the purpose of making a survey and maps for use in 
the Assessors' Department, on recommendation of the Board 
of Assessors. 

(Approved — It is recommended that steps be taken to 
secure accurate plans covering the business and residential 
section of the Town only. It is believed that such maps 
will make it possible to put into effect a more uniform and 
equitable system of property assessments; and in addition 
such maps will be necessary for the work of any planning 
board.) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$2000.00 for the purchase and installation of new scales to replace 
those in the rear of the Town Hall. 

(Approved — The Town has now no public scales and it 
would appear that public interest requires the installation of 
a platform scale for the convenience of the sealer of weights 
and measures and the citizens in general.) 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to establish a plan- 
ning board in accordance with Generals Law, Chapter 41, Sections 
70-72, and appropriate a sum of money for the work of same, if 
deemed necessary. 

(Does not require action by the Finance Committee.) 

Article 16. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
one thousand ($1000) dollars to be expended under the direction 
of the War Memorial Committee for the further study of a War 
Memorial, on the petition of Joseph L. Burns, and others. 
(Approved.) 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
vision of Section 25A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as 

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enacted by Chapter 14 of the Act of 1921 relative to the appoint- 
ment of'assistant assessors. 
(Approved.) 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
not more than $2700.00 for the purchase of an ambulance and 
necessary equipment to be in charge of the Fire Department, on 
petition of John F. O'Connell and others. 

(Not approved. An ambulance of a satisfactory type 
cannot be purchased for the suggested appropriation. Fur- 
thermore, with the ambulance service there should be a 
skilled attendant. It is understood that this service can now 
be secured from the Lawrence General Hospital.) 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not in excess of $75,000.00 provided, however, like amounts 
of money be appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the County of Essex for certain improvements on 
North Main Street, Andover, substantially as follows: The con- 
struction of a cement roadway from Andover Square to and 
adjoining the cement road at or near Stimpson's Bridge, so 
called. 

That the appropriation cover in addition to the construction of 
a cement roadway the expenses incident to the replacement of 
one railroad bridge crossing the tracks of the Boston & Maine 
and one highway bridge crossing the Shawsheen River on North 
Main Street, and the construction of necessary retaining walls and 
land damage, if any, incident to the proper building of this high- 
way. 

That the amount of money appropriated be raised by bond 
issue, bonds maturing in fifteen years, on petition of Laurence J. 
Hannon and others. 

(Not approved. The matter of rebuilding and improving 
North Main street has had careful consideration by the 
Board of Public Works and the Board reports that coopera- 
tion by the County and Commonwealth cannot be secured 
this year.) 

Article 20. — To see if the town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, a street known as Stonehedge 
Street, leading from Salem Street through land of Mabel J. 

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Trott, as shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition 
of Samuel P. Hulme and others. 

(No recommendation required of the Finance Committee.) 

Article 21. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from its present terminus 
on Corbett Street along Corbett Street to Corbett Road, thence 
along Corbett Road north to the intersection of Julian Street, 
and appropriate the sum of $7000.00 therefor, on petition of 
Joseph Gagne and others. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to appoint an Inspector of Wires and appropriate the 
sum of $200.00 therefor. 
(Approved.) 

SUMMARY 
Departmental expenditures recommended $521776.00 

Special expenditures recommended 86200.00 



$607976.00 
State and County Tax (estimated) 80000.00 



Total $687976.00 

Receipts (estimated) $200000.00 

Net $487976.00 

Valuation 

1925 1926 (estimated) 
$17,528,663 $18,000,000 

Computation of tax rate for 1926 using these figures 

$487976 „ . 

— = 27. + 

$18000000 

Tax rate for 1925, $24.20. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY A. BODWELL, Chairman WALTER M. LAMONT 
GEORGE L. AVERILL GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

CHESTER W. HOLLAND JOHN C. ANGUS 

Finance Committee 

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DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 
1925 AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 1926 



Department 


A ppro- 
priation 
1925 


Expended 
1925 


Recom- 
mended 
for 1926 


Increase 


De- 
crease 


Almshouse 


$ 7500 


$ 7446 . 64 


$ 8000 . 00 


$ 500.00' 




Relief Out 


6000 


6542 . 44 


6500.00 


500 . 00 




Aiding Mothers 


6000 


5161.82 


6000 . 00 






Board of Health 


5000 


3985.05 


4500 . 00 




$500 


Brush Fires 


1000 


620.60 


1000.00 






Elections 


600 


1045.00 


2000.00 


1400.00 




Essex Hospital 


2957 


2956.72 


4861.60 


1904.60 




Fire Department 


*31700 


31456.71 


29000 . 00 




2700 


G. A. R. 


100 


100.00 


200.00 


100.00 




Hay Scales 


125 


119.37 


125.00 






Highways 


80000 


59636.29 


80000 00 






Interest 


37500 


36052 . 73 


36000.00 




1500 


Insurance 


6500 


6144.00 


6000.00 




500 


Library 


4500 


8318.87 i 


5000.00 


500.00 




Memorial Day 


550 


550.00 


600.00 


50.00 




Parks 


1800 


2248 . 88 


3000.00 


1200.00 




Police 


20000 


19947.46 


23640.00 


3640 . 00 




Printing 


1600 


1158.65 


1500.00 




100 


Public Dump 


150 


246.41 


700.00 


550.00 




Reserve Fund 


3000 


3000.00 


3000.00 






Retirement of Bonds 


68500 


83500.00 


68500.00 






Retirement of Veterans 


300 


300.00 


300.00 






Schools 


130280 


130278.18 


134200.00 


4000.00 




Sewer Department 


5000 


7524.72 


5000.00 






Soldiers' Relief 


2000 


1113.03 


2000.00 






Sealer of Weights 


450 


302.18 


400.00 




50 


Spring Grove 


6000 


5998.33 


5500.00 




500 


State Aid 


500 


230.00 


500.00 






Street Lighting 


11000 


10952.95 


14000.00 


3000.00 




Town House 


5300 


4296.30 


4250.00 




1050 


Town Officers 


13000 


12554.67 


14000.00 


1000.00 




Tree Warden 












Moth 


5000 


4932.87 


5000.00 






Tree 


4000 


3937.13 


4000.00 






Water Department 












Maintenance 


31000 


30852.65 


30000 00 




1000 


Construction 


12000 


17793.49 


10000.00 




2000 


American Legion 


1000 


976.27 


1000.00 






Pomp's Pond 


1500 


1500.00 


1500.00 






Totals 


$513412 


$513780.41 


$521776.60 


$18344.60 


$9900 



*Includes cost of new fire alarm whistle. 



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DEBT OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER IN RELATION TO VALUATION 

1917-1925 inclusive 





Net Funded 


Valuation* 


% of Debt 


Rank in 


' 


Debt 




to Valuation 


State] 


1917 


325284.99 


7817260 00 


4.2 


11 


1918 


291110.71 


8017700.00 


3.6 


16 


1919 


258094.35 


8487400.00 


3. 


24 


1920 


269803.51 


10090066.00 


2.6 


29 


1921 


262124.72 


10978620.00 


2.4 


31 


1922 


371584.99 


11968320.00 


3.1 


26 


1923 


732316.00 


14824470.00 


4.9 


8 


1924 


707000.00 


16809242.00 


4.2 


X 


1925 


636584 . 00 


17528663.00 


3.6 


X 



* Does not include property owned by the town. 
t Among towns of 5000 inhabitants or over. 
x Figure not available. 



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TRUSTEES OF 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
ALFRED E. STEARNS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

President 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL EDITH DONALD 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 



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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



The essential facts regarding the library situation at present 
in Andover have been given by the Librarian in her annual re- 
port, which appears on another page. The meetings of the Trus- 
tees for the past year have been devoted primarily to considering 
plans for an enlarged and remodeled building. Believing that a 
conscientious community will no longer tolerate such crowded 
and unhealthful conditions as have existed lately in Memorial 
Hall, the Trustees have regarded it as a duty to suggest a remedy, 
— not a mere makeshift, but a plan for permanent improvement. 
The results of their deliberations appear in the proposal which 
has already been explained to the citizens through the press and 
which will be submitted to the annual Town Meeting. 

It is part of our sound New England tradition that it is poor 
economy not to provide the best available educational facilities 
for our people. We have long pursued this policy in our schools, 
and it is even more important in our libraries. Schools, after 
all, are intended only for the young, but the library carries its 
influence both to young and old. It is significant that nearly 
half of our citizens hold membership cards in our library, use its 
facilities and enjoy its privileges. These persons are entitled, not 
only to good literature and intelligent advice, — both of which 
they can now secure, — but also to comfortable and sanitary 
reading conditions, which unfortunately do not now exist. A 
good library is an asset of high importance to any community, for 
it raises the general average of culture in its vicinity. 

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For these reasons, together with others which are outlined in 
the Report of the Librarian, we hope that the project for en- 
larging and remodeling Memorial Hall will be favorably con- 
sidered by the voters. The situation to-day is almost intolerable, 
and, unless it is remedied shortly, we are likely to find ourselves 
far behind other towns of the same general size and importance. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 



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TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 
In Account with the Town of Andover, Mass. 



RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 

Town Appropriation 

Dog Tax 

Income from Investments 

Fines 

Gifts 

Lost Books Repaid 

Investments Sold 

Phillips Academy Gift for Books 



EXPENDITURES 



Salaries 

Light and Heat 

Periodicals 

Book-binding 

Books 

Office Expense 

Typewriter Expense 

Insurance 

Repairs and Supplies 

Investments Made 

Balance of Town Appropriation returned to Treasury 744 . 66 



$ 2317 


.32 


4500 


.00 


634 


.56 


3359 


.22 


293 


.30 


63 


.00 


16 


.25 


3960 


.00 


401 


.31 


$15544.96 


$ 5311. 


89 


751. 


18 


229. 


70 


398. 


14 


1116. 


74 


. 121. 


00 


64. 


00 


284. 


21 


163. 


01 


4272. 


02 



Balance 



$13456.55 
2088.41 



$15544.96 



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Classification of Income and Expenditures for the Year 1925 





INCOME 








Maint. 


Books Cornell 


Total 


Income from Investments 


$2137.16 


$864.06 $358.00 


$3359.22 


Town Appropriation 


4500.00 




4500.00 


Dog Tax 


634.56 




634.56 


Fines 


293.30 




293.30 


Cash paid for lost books 




16.25 


16.25 


Gifts for books 




63.00 


63.00 



$7565.02 $943.31 $358.00 $8866.33 



Salaries 

Light and Heat 

Periodicals 

Bookbinding 

Books 

Office Expense 

Insurance 

Typewriter Exchange 

Repairs and Supplies 



Unexpended balances 
Deficit 



EXPENDITURES 

$5190.03 
630.65 
229.70 
398.14 

121.00 

284.21 

64.00 

335.31 



$121.86 
120.53 



.116.74 



$7253.04 $1116.74 
311.98 

$173.43 



$242.39 
115.61 



$5311.89 
751.18 
229.70 
398.14 
1116.74 
121.00 
284.21 
64.00 
335.31 

$8612.17 
254.16 



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SECURITIES 

Bangor & Aroostook R. R., 4s 
Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4s 
Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 43^s 
Chicago Railways Co. 5s 
Montreal Tramways Co., 5s 
Southern Cal. Edison Co., 5J4s 
Indiana & Michigan Elec. Co., 5s 
Boston & Maine R.R., 4s 
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 
Jersey Central Power & Light Co., 53^s 
Dayton Power & Light Co., 5s 
Utah Power & Light Co., 6s 
American Tel. & Tel. Co., 4 shares 
Savings Banks 
Principal Cash 



$11000.00 

10000.00 

1000.00 

9962.50 

9962.50 

5000.00 

2939.85 

2000.00 

1000.00 

989.00 

915.00 

940.00 

1030.00 

571.50 

17151.15 

289.65 

$74751.15 



FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 



January 30, 1926 

This certifies that we have examined and found correct the 
securities above listed and the income accruing therefrom. 

The expenditures in this department are now paid by the 
Town Treasurer and all bills are audited by the Town Auditors. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1925. 

This present year has seen, in the death of E. Kendall Jenkins 
in November, the breaking of the last link that connected the 
present library board with the founders. Elected one of the 
original trustees in 1872, Mr. Jenkins continued in office, first as 
a member and later as president, until his resignation in February, 
1925, a period covering fifty-two years. His interest in the 
library never failed, nor his pride in its increasing growth and 
use. Such a record should not pass from the memory of Andover. 

Still another name is to be added to the tablets in the Memorial 
Hall, that of Ballard Holt, a soldier of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, and chosen by his fellow townsmen as the first librarian 
of the newly erected Memorial Hall. He served as such for 
thirty-four years, from 1872 to 1906. His chief characteristic 
was his faithful devotion to his duty, while the fine qualities of 
his sturdy New England personality won for him the respect of 
all who were associated with him. 

An unusual number of gifts have come our way during the 
year. At Ballardvale, the Bradlee Mothers' Club gave the money 
to buy forty-eight new books for children, to be placed in the 
branch library. At the main library the Andover Mothers' 
Club made a similar contribution. From this gift was purchased 
the new Champlin encyclopedia for the use of the grammar 
school pupils, and ten fine editions of old favorites for children. 
Our friends have, as usual, remembered us with new fiction, and 
with excellent biography. 

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Last year's report expressed our dissatisfaction with our ability 
to give the normal school students the help they needed and which 
we felt they had a right to expect. Day scholars living at home in 
Andover, and attending the Salem and Lowell state training 
schools, have no chance to use the school libraries for their 
required reading, and we lacked the books. This fall, we supplied 
this deficiency by buying the books suggested by the Salem 
Normal School. The students have not been slow to express 
their thanks and appreciation. 

The town teachers have made constant use of our educational 
collection, and, with the opportunities that an enlarged building 
will give us, there is no doubt that work along this line can be 
greatly developed. Several teachers working in summer schools 
have written to ask us for books which they needed for supple- 
mentary reading and could not readily obtain. 

The number of books issued for home use during 1925 is 
54,063. Of this number, 7328 were borrowed at Ballardvale; the 
rest at the Memorial Hall. This is an increase of 7% over the 
circulation during 1924, and is the largest record in the history 
of the library. 

While it is true that the needs of the children have recently 
been much emphasized in our plans and reports, analysis of 
these figures shows that the children are by no means the more 
numerous library users. Seventy percent of all books borrowed 
during this year were taken by grown people, a percentage true 
for years past. Only thirty percent of books issued are taken by 
children. This fact should at once dispose of any impression 
that the public library is predominantly used by the school 
children. Of the adult borrowers, the proportion is about sixty 
percent women and forty percent men. People are finding the 
public library more necessary now than ever before, because of 
the increased cost of personally owned books. 

During the past autumn, especially during the month of 
November, the demands upon the library were so heavy that it 
became plain that the limit of satisfactory service under present 
conditions has definitely been reached. The reading-room seats 
but thirty-six people. Evening after evening, over fifty crowded 
in, while others came and went. There were neither seats nor 

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books for those who wished to study. The capacity of the loan 
desk, bought twenty years ago, is too limited to hold the card 
records of the present users. The staff itself is too small to give 
adequate service under such pressure. The greatly increased 
routine work takes time needed for other important things. 
Your librarian should be more free for advisory and constructive 
work. Another assistant is needed, whether or not the quarters 
of the library are enlarged. 

Of course, the most important event of the year is the drawing 
of the plans for the hoped-for addition to the building. These 
plans, made possible by a town appropriation last March, were 
prepared by Coolidge and Carlson of Boston, architects of long 
experience in the technical problems peculiar to libraries. The 
result is eminently satisfactory, and the plans have been greeted 
with enthusiasm by visiting librarians and by the townspeople. 
Their only criticism is that fireplaces be provided for both the 
reading-room and the children's room. While not essential, 
these would be a distinct addition and would not add greatly to 
the total cost. This is the only suggestion of luxury ; everything 
else is absolutely needed. Incidentally, several experts have 
commented upon the wise planning that admits of effective 
management at a minimum expense. The employment of one 
more person will probably cover the increased staff, and, as 
stated above, the use of the library already demands this extra 
helper. Following the practice of other towns, the children's 
room would be open only for a part of each day, except on Satur- 
days. Thus the person in charge would be available for part-time 
service in the adult library. 

Every modern library is equipped with an assembly room for 
the use of study clubs, patriotic societies, committees, and for 
story-telling. To floor over the Memorial Hall on the second 
story, as planned, is meeting a long- felt need. For some years 
past, different classes and committees have crowded into the 
reference room, but this has been only a makeshift, always sub- 
ject to interruption from others who want to use the books. 
The few remaining veterans of the G. A. R. meet there each 
month. Nothing, of course, is farther from the intention of the 
Trustees than to alter the memorial character of the hall itself. 

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The tablets to the Civil War heroes are to remain. Indeed, the 
associations of the room will be intensified when the anticipated 
tablet to the men who died in the World War is in place. 

To the staff, who have worked uncomplainingly for years under 
conditions that no up-to-date business man would tolerate in his 
office, the prospect of sufficient space for books, of aisles wide 
enough for two people to pass, of a room for work, and a separate 
place for the children, seems the reward of service. To have a 
chance to develop fully the work with the schools, to do what can 
be done, given proper support, with the cause of adult education, 
has been their hope for years past. 

All the users of the library are greatly interested in the pros- 
pects for an enlarged building, but none more than the children. 
To their minds there is no difference between plans and ac- 
complishment; they are serenely confident that the one involves 
the other. They have seen the diagrams in the Townsman and 
on the library bulletin board, and to them it is a foregone con- 
clusion that the necessary funds will be appropriated. They 
inquire hopefully how soon "our library" is to be built. The 
very little ones ask if they may take books when "our room" is 
ready. 

The Trustees have done a great service in securing for the town 
these plans so admirably adapted to both public and adminis- 
trative needs, and which further accomplish the well-nigh im- 
possible, that of transforming into a structure of beauty and 
dignity, the present exterior. The capacity of the building might 
be increased without making its outside more prepossessing, but 
to enlarge the Memorial Hall in a manner that will make the 
Square a more worthy civic centre, required artistic vision. 
Comment from very many sources characterizes this project 
as one of the finest examples of constructive town planning ever 
presented to the voters of Andover. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 
January 12, 1926. 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 

Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 46735 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7328 

Total number issued for home use 54063 

Number of borrowers' cards actually in use 4099 

Books added by purchase 791 

Books added by gift 191 

Total additions 982 

Books withdrawn, worn out, etc. 217 

Total number of books in library 27072 

Volumes rebound 376 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 74 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7328 

Books added by purchase 61 

Books added by gift 66 

Total additions 127 

Books now belonging to the branch 2063 



GIFTS 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state 
and government departments, from other libraries, from the 
A. V. I. S., the Andover Mothers' Club, the Bradlee Mothers' 
Club of Ballardvale, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and 
from the following individuals: 

J. N. Ashton; F. E. Batchelder; Miss Mary Bell; Mrs. H. D. 
Bloombergh; Mrs. Walter Buck; Miss Gertrude Clarke; M. W. 
Colquhoun; Albert Curtis; Mrs. A. E. Foote; J. C. Graham; 
Andrew Greig; H. T. Hardy; Rev. C. W. Henry; Miss A. W. 
Kuhn; Mrs. Andrew Lawrie; E. B. Lockhart; Mrs. A. W. Lowe; 
Rev. Frederic Palmer; Mrs. Edith Ricker; Alfred Ripley; Mrs. 
George Ripley; G. B. Ripley; Mrs. W. H. Ryder; J. H. Steward; 
Emery Trott. 

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INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE LIBRARY 

The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and legal holidays from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 
9 in the afternoon and evening. 

Any resident of Andover over ten years of age may have a 
library card upon filling out an application blank. Children in 
grades below the Punchard School are required to have their 
applications endorsed by both parent and teacher. 

All grown people are allowed to take any reasonable number of 
books, provided that only one is a seven-day book. The Punch- 
ard pupils are permitted to borrow two, one fiction and one 
non-fiction. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents 
for every day overdue. A few of the books most in demand are 
issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the book 
pocket, "Seven-day book." Books lost or damaged must be 
paid for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed or reserved for anyone. 
Other books may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, 
and if a work not fiction is especially desired for any serious 
purpose, notice of its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the whole library are open to all grown people. 
The books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often 
much more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the 
books than to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 
record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. To find whether any given book is in 
the library, look for it under the surname of the author, or under 
its title. The right-hand drawers of the case contain a second 

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arrangement of cards where the books are entered according to 
the subjects of which they treat. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case on the north side of the reading room, so 
that the most recent additions to the library may be found 
there. The library buys only a limited amount of new fiction 
but it tries to fill the wants of the community in regard to other 
books desired. People are invited to suggest for purchase the 
titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN FOR 

THE READING ROOM 

American city 

American Legion weekly (gift) 

American Mercury 

American monthly review of reviews 

Atlantic monthly 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Century 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country gentleman 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Etude 

Federation topics (gift) 

Forum 

Garden magazine and Home builder (gift) 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

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Illustrated London News 

International studio (gift) 

Ladies' home journal 

Library journal 

Life 

L'illustration (gift) 

Literary digest 

Littell's living age 

London weekly Times 

Missionary review of the world 

National geographic magazine 

Nineteenth century 

North American review 

Outdoor recreation 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Public libraries 

Radio news 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world (gift) 

The Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Youth's companion 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Telegram 

New York Times 



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NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1925 



State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballardvale branch are also omitted. 

{Books marked * are gifts) 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS 

927 . 8 A42 Allen, H. P. ed. Dictionary of modern music and musicians. 

911.4 R54 Robertson & Bartholomew. Historical atlas of modern 

Europe. 
016.8 S58 Silk & Fanning, comp. Index to dramatic readings. 

353 S64 Smith, E. C. comp. Dictionary of American politics. 

PERIODICALS 

051 R32 American review of reviews, v. 70, 71. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 134,135. 

052 B56 Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, v. 216,217. 
051 B64 Bookman, v. 80,81. 

051 C33 Century, v. 108, 109. 

051 F77 Forum, v. 72, 73. 

716 G16 Garden magazine and home builder, v. 40. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 149, 150. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 56, 57. 

705 161 International studio, v. 79, 80. 

020 . 5 L61 Library journal, v. 49. 

051 L71 Littell's living age, v. 322-325. 

910.5 N21 National geographic magazine, v. 46, 47. 

052 N62 Nineteenth century, v. 96, 97. 

Q51 N81 North American review, v. 220, 221. 

051 094 Outlook, v. 138, 139. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 42, 43. 

020.5 P96 Public libraries, v. 29. 

051 S147 St. Nicholas, v. 51, pt. 2; 52, pt. 1. 

370.5 S35 School arts magazine, v. 24. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 76, 77. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 131. 

051 W89 World's work, v. 48, 49. 

ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS BOOKS 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Fund) 

220 A43 Allen, E. F. Who's who in the Bible. 

170 A43 Allinson, A. C. E. Friends with life. 

230 A57 Ames, E. S. The new orthodoxy. 

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220.9 B28 
289.6 B46 
230 B67 

251 B81a 

252 B81t 
220.92 B85 
150 B55 
240 Cll 
268 C28 
226.5 C37 
248 C55 
268 C71h 
150 C72h 
268 D22s 

172.4 D55 
230 F15 
250 F73m 
174 F94 
150 G22 
173 H24u 
248 H42 
131 J25 

224.1 J35 
204 J71 
230 K41f 
220 K58b 
204 K78 
974.71 Mil 
173 M19t 
134 M33 
239 M42f 
261 M422s 
215 M42 

613.8 M99 
150 N81 
204 P18h 
230 P31 

223.2 P44 
225 P51h 
150 P88 
261 R19t 

226.3 R54 
150 R56h 
252 R81c 
201 S46 
268 S63y 
234 S74 
268 S91 
150 S91 
268 S96c 



Barton, Bruce. Man nobody knows. 

Best, M. A. Rebel saints. 

Bowie, W. R. Some open ways to God. 

Brown, C. R. Art of preaching. 

Brown, C. R. Ten short stories from the Bible. 

Buchanan, I. R. Women of the Bible. 

Buckham, J. W. Personality and psychology. 

Cabot, Philip. Except ye be born again. 
*Cather, K. D. Story-telling in religious education. 

Charnwood, Lord. According to St. John. 

Clark, Glenn. Soul's sincere desire. 

*Colson, Elizabeth. Hymn stories. 

Colvin & Bagley. Human behavior. 
*Danielson & Conant. Song and play for church school 

children. 

Dickinson, G. L. War; its nature, cause and cure. 
*Fairbairn, A. M. Studies in religion and theology. 

Foote, H. W. Minister and his parish. 

Fryer, Douglas. Vocational self-guidance. 

Gates, A. I. Psychology for students of education. 

Harrison, Elizabeth. Unseen side of child life. 

Herman, Elizabeth. Creative prayer. 

Janet, Pierre. Principles of psychotherapy. 

Jefferson, C. E. Cardinal ideas of Isaiah. 

Jones, R. M. Spiritual energies in daily life. 
*Kent, C. F. Fundamentals of Christianity. 

King, Basil. Bible and common sense. 

Knudson, A. C. Present tendencies in religious thought. 

MacAdam, George. Little church around the corner. 

McKeevor, W. A. Training the boy. 

Marchant, Sir James, ed. Survival. 

Mathews, Shailer. Faith of modernism. 
*Mathews, Shailer. Social teachings of Jesus. 

Mathews, Shailer, and others. Contributions of science to 

religion. 

Myerson, Abraham. When life loses its zest. 
*Norsworthy & Whitley. Psychology of childhood. 
*Palmer, Frederic. Heretics, saints and martyrs. 

Peabody, F. G. Church of the spirit. 

Peters, J. P. Psalms as liturgies. 

Phelps, W. L. Human nature and the gospels. 

Pratt, J. B. The religious consciousness, 
*Rauschenbausch, Walter. Theology for the social gospel. 

Robertson, A. T. Studies in Mark's gospel. 

Robinson, J. H. Humanizing of knowledge. 

Royden, A. M. Christ triumphant. 

Selbie, W. B. Psychology of religion. 
*Slattery, Margaret. You can learn to teach. 

Smith, G. B. Principles of Christian living. 

Streibert, M. A. Youth and the Bible. 

Strickland, F. L. Psychology of religious experience, 

Suter, J. W. Creative teaching. 

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Thompson, J. V. Handbook for workers with young people. 
Thomson, J. A. Science and religion. 
Tralle, H. E. Psychology of leadership. 
Wade, G. W. New Testament history. 
Wilson, F. E. Common sense religion. 

BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

Brown & Coffman. Teaching of arithmetic. 
Clow, F. R. Principles of sociology with educational appli- 
cations. 

Colvin, S. S. Introduction to high school teaching. 
Freeland, G. E. Improvement of teaching. 
Graves, F. B. Great educators of three centuries. 
Hotchkiss, E. A. Project method in classroom work. 
Klapper, Paul. Teaching English in elementary and junior 
high schools. 

Klapper, Paul. Teaching of arithmetic. 
Leiper & Wilson. New English grammar. 
Leonard, S. A. Essential principles of teaching reading and 
literature. 

Lincoln, L. I. Practical projects for elementary schools. 
Mahoney, J.J. Standards in English. 

Overman, J. R. Principles and methods of teaching arith- 
metic. 

Pennell & Cusack. How to teach reading. 
Pyle, W. H. Outlines of educational psychology. 
Pyle, W. H. Psychology of learning. 
Sheridan, B. M. Speaking and writing English. 
Spain, C. L. The platoon school. 
Stone, C. R. Silent and oral reading. 
Sullivan, R. F. How to work your way through college. 
Terman, L. M. Intelligence of school children. 
Uhl, W. L. Scientific determination of the elementary 
school course in reading. 
372 . 6 Y85 Young & Memmott. Methods in elementary English. 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

*Babbitt, Irving. Democracy and leadership. 
Beman, L. T. comp. Modification of the Volstead law. 
Kornhauser & Kingsbury. Psychological tests in business, 
De Schweinitz, Karl. Art of helping people out of trouble. 
Lodge, H. C. Senate and the League of nations. 
Pearson, E. L. Studies in murder. 
Rice, J. C. comp. Parliamentary rules. 
Sutcliffe, R. S. Impressions of an average juryman. 
Wellman, F. L. Gentlemen of the jury. 
Winter, A. A. Business of being a club woman. 

SCIENCE, MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

Baskin, Janet. Artificial flower making. 

Beery, P. G. Chemistry applied to home and community. 

109 



268 T37 


215 T38 


150 T68 


225.9 Wll 


230 W69 


372.7 B81 


370 C62 


373 C72i 


371.3 F87 


370.9 G78 


372 H79 


372.6 K66 


372.7 K66 


425 L53 


372.4 L55 


372 L63 


372.6 M27 


372.7 096 


372.4 P38 


150 P99o 


150 P99p 


372.6 S55 


372 S73 


372.4 S87 


378 S95 


370 T27 


372 U31 



321 B13 


374 B42pv 


150 K84 


362 D45 


327 L82 


343 P31 


328 R36 


340.4 S96 


340 W46 


396 W73 


646.5 B29 


540 B39 



667 B43 *Benedikt, R. Chemistry of the coal tar colors. 

575 B45 Bergson, Henri. Creative evolution. 

728 B76c Brimmer, F. E. Camps, log cabins, lodges and club houses. 

540 C95 Cushman, A. S. Chemistry and civilization. 

575 D73 Dorsey, G. A. Why we behave like human beings. 

523 Fll Fabre, J. H. C. The heavens. 

614 F52 Fishbein, Morris. The medical follies. 

598.2 F74b *Forbush, E. H. Birds of Massachusetts, v. 1. 
639 H31 Hawes, C. B. Whaling. 

780.9 H55 ( Hill, E. B. Modern French music. 

590.4 H78 Hornaday, W. T. Tales from Nature's wonderlands. 

540 H83 Howe, H. E. ed. Chemistry in industry, v. 1. 

551 H92h Huntington & Cushing. Principles cf human geography. 

608 Kll Kaempffert, Waldemar. Popular history of American in- 
vention. 2v. 

667 K73 *Knecht, Edmund. Manual of dyeing. 2v. 
575 L97 Lull, R. S. Ways of life. 

745 M96 McMurry, D. L. and others. Teaching of the industrial arts. 
575 081e Osborn, H. F. Earth speaks to Bryan. 

746 P54 Phillips, A. M. L. Hooked rugs and how to make them. 
590 P83t Porter, G. S. Tales you won't believe. 

621.3 S54 Shepardson, G. D. Elements of electrical engineering. 
790 T19 Taussig & Meyer. Book of hobbies. 

621.3 T48 Timbie, W. H. Industrial electricity. 



793 B46 
634 B89f 

634 B89g 
793 B95m 
691 C15 

616 C79 

635 C81i 
664 G37 
649 H74h 
728.5 H81 
643 H86 
793 L65u 
636.7 L99 
649 M127h 
694 P44e 
716 P99 
641 R39q 
680 S27 
716T36r 
636.5 W56 



FARM AND HOME MANAGEMENT 

Betzner, Era. Parties and stunts. 

Burbank, Luther. Fruits and orchards. 

Burbank, Luther. Grafting, budding, etc. 

Burt, E. M. Make your bazar pay. 

Campbell & Beyer. Practical concrete work for school and 

home. 

Copeland, R. F. The health book. 

Corbett, L. C. Intensive farming. 

Gilbert, A. W. and others. Food supply of New England. 

Holt, L. E. and others. The happy baby. 

House beautiful building annual, 1925. 

Huddleston, M. P. Food for the diabetic. 

Linscott, Mrs. H. B. Up-to-date social affairs. 

Lytle, Horace. Breaking a bird dog. 

H. Healthy child from two to seven. 
Educational toys. 

How to grow roses. 
Richards & Treat. Quantity cookery. 
Say lor, H. H. Tinkering with tools. 
Thomas, H. H. Rock gardening for amateurs. 
Wheeler, A. S. Profitable breeds of poultry. 



MacCarthy, F. 
Petersen, L. C. 
Pyle, Robert. 



749 C23f 
720.9 C38 



BOOKS ON FINE ARTS 

Carrick, A. Van L. Collector's luck in France. 
Chatterton, Frederick. English architecture at a glance. 



110 



770 C69a 
791 C78u 
709 C82 
728 G94 
791 G88 

786 H18p 
749 H33 
745 L25 

787 L37 
738 M78g 
709 Pll 
793 P25r 
789.5 R36 
799 S14 
796 S64 
728 S84 
793 W42 



822 B27m 
398.2 B46 

821.08 B51 
822 B79f 
809.2 C55 

808.9 C73 
822 D19 
824 D83 
808.9 G12 
824 C79u 
824 H311 
822 H29 
822 H80a 
821.09 H85 
824 J411 
822 L86 
824 L98 
821 M63w 
824 M78 

824 N48g 

825 R67a 
822.08 S53t 
821 W63b 



917.3 B34 
918.8 B39jd 
910 B44 
914.2 B79 
916 C225c 
914.921 C26 
915.5 C78 



Collins, A. F. Amateur photographer's handbook. 

Cooper, C. R. Under the big top. 
*Cotterill, H. B. History of art. v. 2. 

Gowing, F. H. Building plans. 

Grimball & Wells. Costuming a play. 

Hamilton, C. G. Piano music. 

Hayward, C. H. English furniture at a glance. 

Lang, Mrs. Edwin. Basketry. 

Laurie, David. Reminiscences of a fiddle dealer. 

Moore, N. H. Old glass. 

Pach, Walter. Masters of modern art. 

Parsons, M. G. Red-letter day plays. 

Rice, W. G. Carillons of Belgium and Holland. 

St. John, Larry. Practical fly fishing. 
*Smith, C. F. Games and recreational methods. 
*Stevenson, R. L. Homes of character and distinction. 

Wegener, A. B. Church and community recreation. 

LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

Barrie, Sir J. M. Mary Rose. 

Bett, Henry. Nursery rhymes, their origin, etc. 

Binyon, Laurence, ed. Golden treasury of modern lyrics. 
*Brooks, C. S. Frightful plays. 

Clark, B. H. Study of modern drama. 

Curry & Chppinger. Children's literature. 

Dane, Essex. One-act plays. 
*Drinkwater, John. Cotswold characters. 

Gaige, Grace, comp. Recitations. 

Grayson, David. Adventures in understanding. 

Hay, Ian, pseud. The shallow end. 

Howard, Sidney. They knew what they wanted. 
*Housman, Laurence. Angels and ministers. 

Hoyt, A. S. Spiritual message of modern English poetry. 

Jenkins, Macgregor. Literature with a large L. 

Lonsdale, Frederick. Aren't we all? 

Lynd, Sylvia. The mulberry bush. 

Milne, A. A. When we were very young. 
*Moore, F. F. A garden of peace. 

Newton, A. E. Greatest book in the world, etc. 

Roosevelt, Theodore. Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt. 

Shay, Frank, ed. Twenty-five short plays; international. 

Widdemer, Margaret. Ballads and lyrics. 

DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

Bedell, M. C. Modern gypsies. 

Beebe, William. Jungle days. 

Benson, Stella. The little world. 
*Brooks, C. S. A thread of English road. 
*Carpenter, F. G. Cairo to Kisumu. 
*Casey, R. J. Land of haunted castles. 

Cooper, M. C. Grass. 



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915.6 E46 
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918.7 F91 

917.8 G31 
917.43 G83d 

915.3 H24 
917.1 H37 
917.41 H87 

916.7 J63 
915.51 M17 
914.49 M35 

991.4 M45 

918.5 M95 
916 P87 

917.8 R47o 
910.4 S16 
914.4 S52 
915.8 T36 
919.1 T59 



Coudenhove, Hans. My African neighbors. 

Cumming, R. Gordon. The lion hunter. 

Davidson, L. L. Isles of Eden. 
*Elliott, M. E. Beginning again at Ararat. 

Fraser, Chelsea. Heroes of the sea. 

Friel, A. O. River of seven stars. 

Gerould, K. F. The aristocratic west. 

Greene, A. B. Dipper Hill. 

Harrison, P. W. The Arab at home. 

Hemon, Louis. Journal. 

Hueston, Ethel. Coasting down east. 

Johnson, Martin. Camera trails in Africa. 

McGovern, W. M. To Lhasa in disguise. 
*Marshall, Archibald. Spring walk in Provence. 

Mayo, Katherine. Isles of fear, 

Murphy, R. C. Bird islands of Peru. 

Powell, E A. Beyond the utmost purple rim. 

Rinehart, M. R. The out trail. 

Salisbury & Cooper. The sea gypsy. 

Shackleton, Elizabeth. Touring through France. 

Thomas, Lowell. Beyond Khyber Pass. 

Tomlinson, H. M. Tide marks. 



BIOGRAPHY 

92 A210 Adams, C. F. A cycle of Adams letters. 

92 A315 Aksakov, S. T. Chronicles of a Russian family. 

92 L633bar. Barton, W. E. Life of Abraham Lincoln. 2v. 

92 B439b Bennett, Marguerite. Arnold Bennett. 

92 B4411 Benson, E. F. Mother. 

92 B568 Blackwood, Algernon. Episodes before thirty. 

92 B634t Bok, Edward. Twice thirty. 

92 B274b Braybrooke, Patrick. J. M. Barrie. 

92 B918 Burke, Thomas. The wind and the rain. 

92 M442 *Callwell, C. E. Life of Sir Stanley Maude. 

92 M367 *Cooke, C. K. Memoir of Princess Mary Adelaide. 2v. 

92 S3 78 *Cronwright-Schreiner, S. C. Life of Olive Schreiner. 

92 C619 *Cust, Sybil. Granny's diary, etc. 

92 R674d Davis, O. K. Released for publication. 

92 D328 Dawson, W. J. Autobiography of a mind. 

92 D 73 7 Dorr, R. C. A woman of fifty. 

92 D7772o Doyle, Sir A. C. Our American adventure. 

92 E28 Egan, M. F. Recollections of a happy life. 

92 N161f Faure, Elie. Napoleon. 

92 F746 Forbes-Robertson, Sir Johnston. Player under three reigns. 

92 V556 Gibbons, H. A. Venizelos. 

92 G655 Gordon, G. A. My education and religion. 

92 G792 Grey, Sir Edward. Twenty-five years. 2 v. 

92 H221 Hardy, A. S. Things remembered. 

92 H326 Hayes, Sir Bertram. Hull down. 

92 H743 Holt, Henry. Garrulities of an octogenarian editor. 

92 W482 Howe, M. A. DeW. Barrett Wendell and his letters. 



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92 M1271 
92 D528 
92 W219 
92 G865m 
92 L516m 
920 M66 
923.1 M82 
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92 V193 
92 S245p 
92 W579p 
92 R514r 
92 W637s 
92 S813 
92 M577 
92 R674w 
92 Y86w 
92 W693 



""Humphreys, H. H. 
*Arthur, Sir George. 



Lewisohn Ludwig. 
Lucas- Dubreton, J. 
MacCarthy, Mary 
Marquand, J. P. 
*Martyn, Charles 



Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. 

Lord Kitchener. 3v. 
Upstream. 

Samuel Pepys. 

A nineteenth century childhood. 
Lord Timothy Dexter of Newbury port. 
William Ward genealogy. 



Matthews, Basil. Wilfred Grenfell. 
Maurice, Sir Frederick. Robert E. Lee. 
Minnegerode, Meade. Lives and times. 
Morgan, James. Our presidents. 
Norris, Kathleen. Noon. 
Osborne, J. R. Arthur Hugh Clough. 
Paine, A. B. In one man's life. 
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel. John Singer Sargent. 
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel. James McNeil Whistler. 
*Ritchie, H. T. ed. Thackeray and his daughter. 
Smith, N. A. Kate Douglas Wiggin as her sister knew her. 
Steed, H. W. Through thirty years. 2 v. 
Tuell, A. K. Mrs. Meynell and her literary generation. 
*Washburn, C. G. Theodore Roosevelt. 
Werner, M. R. Brigham Young. 
Wilson, Francis. Life of himself. 



940.1 D29 
974.45 L43d 
944.04 H33 
940.9 H53 
938 M64 
978 P28 
967 P87 
940.1 P87 
571 Q34e 

953 T36 
947 V81 



HISTORY 

Davis, W. S. Life on a mediaeval barony. 
*Dorgan, M. B. History of Lawrence, Mass. 
*Hazen, C. D. French revolution and Napoleon. 

High, Stanley. Europe turns the corner. 

Mills, Dorothy. Book of the ancient Greeks. 

Paxon, F. L. History of the American frontier. 

Powell, E. A. Map that is half unrolled. 

Power, Eileen. Mediaeval people. 

Quennell, M. & C. H. B. Everyday life in the new stone 

age, etc. 

Thomas, Lowell. With Lawrence in Arabia. 

Viroubova, Mme. Anna. Memories of the Russian court. 



Aldrich, B. S. 
Aldrich, B. S. 
Bacheller, Irving. 
Barrington, E., pseud. 
Beeding, Francis. 
Biggers, E. D. 
Blackwood, Algernon. 
Bottome, Phyllis. 
Brown, Alice. 
Bryant, Marguerite. 



FICTION 

Mother Mason. 
Rim of the prairie. 
Father Abraham. 
Glorious Apollo. 
*Seven Sleepers. 
House without a key. 
Bright messenger. 
Old wine. 
Mysteries of Ann. 
Mrs. Fuller. 



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Boyd, James. 
Buchan, John. 
Buchan, John. 
Burr, A. R. 
Burt, K. N. 
Cameron, Margaret. 
Cather, Willa. 
Chesterton, G. K. 
Cleugh, Sophia. 
Cleugh, Sophia. 
Cooper, J. A. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Curwood, J. O. 
Day, Holman. 
Day, Holman. 
Diver, Maud. 
Diver, Maud. 
Drake, Maurice. 
Eytoun, John. 
Fairbanks, J. A. 
Farnol, Jeffery. 
Ferguson, John. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Friel, A. O. 
Galsworthy, John. 
Gibbs, A. H. 
Gibbs, George. 
Gibbs, Philip. 
Go wing, S. F. 
Grant, Robert. 
Grey, Zane. 
Harker, L. A. 
Harris, Corra. 
Harrison, H. S. 
Holt, Isabella. 
Hutchinson, A. S. M. 
Johnston, Mary. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 
Kaye-Smith, Sheila. 
Keith, Marion. 
Kelland, C. B. 
Kendall, Oswald. 
Kennedy, Margaret. 
Kilbourne, Fannie. 
King, Basil. 
Kyne, P. B. 
Lea, F. H. 
Lee, Jennette. 
Lewis, Sinclair. 



Drums. 

John Burnet of Barnes. 

John Macnab. 

St. Helios. 

Hidden Creek. 

Johndover. 

Professor's house. 

Tales of the long bow. 

Ernestine Sophie. 

Matilda, governess of the English. 

Sheila of Big Wreck cove. 

The cask. 

Ancient highway. 

Clothes make the pirate. 

Joan of Arc of the north woods. 

Coombe St. Mary's. 

Desmond's daughter. 

The doom window. 

Expectancy. 

The Smiths. 

Loring mystery. 

Secret road. 

Mill of many windows. 

Secret way. 
*Wolves and the lamb. 

Mountains of mystery. 

Caravan. 

Soundings. 
*Bolted door. 

Reckless lady. 

Sea lavender. 

Bishop's granddaughter. 

Thundering herd. 

Broken bow. 

Circuit rider's wife. 

Andrew Bride of Paris. 

The low road. 

One increasing purpose. 

1492. 

Red Riding Hood. 

George and the Crown. 

Gentleman adventurer. 

Miracle. 

Stormy petrel. 

Kenworthys. 

Mrs. William Horton speaking. 

High forfeit. 

Enchanted hill. 

Dream-maker man. 

Chinese coat. 

Arrowsmith. 



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Lincoln, J. C. 
Locke, W. J. 
Loring, Emilie. 
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc. 
Lutz, G. L. H. 
Lynn, Margaret. 
Macau lay, Rose. 
McClure, M. B. 
Mackail, Denis. 
Macnamara, R. S. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Marshall, Edison. 
Marshall, Edison. 
Masefield, John. 
Miln, L. J. 
Miln, L. J. 
Miln, L. J. 
Montgomery, L. M. 
Muir, Augustus. 
Newton, W. D. 
Norris, Kathleen 
O'Brien, H. V. 
Ogden, G. W. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Parker, Sir Gilbert. 
Parrish, Anne. 
Payne, E. S. 
Pedler, Margaret. 
Phillpotts, Eden. 
Pier, A. S. 
Poole, Ernest. 
Porter, G. S. 
Pryce, Richard. 
Pulsford, H. A. 
Quick, Herbert. 
Ramsey, Janet. 
Reid, Leslie. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Rothery, A. E. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sedgwick, A. D. 
Simpson, Robert. 
Sinclair, B. W. 



Queer Judson. 

Great Pandolfo. 

Certain cross-road. 

Terriford mystery. 

Girl from Montana. 
*Free soil. 

Orphan island. 

Bush that burned. 

Greenery street. 

Marsh lights. 

Mystery of Redmarsh farm. 

Seward's folly. 

Voice of the pack. 

Sard Harker. 

Feast of lanterns. 

Green goddess. 

Ruben and Ivy Sen. 

Emily climbs. 

Third warning. 
*Low ceilings. 

Little ships. 

What a man wants. 

The cow jerry. 

The immortal girl. 
"Illustrious prince. 
* Inevitable millionaires. 

Passionate quest. 
*Wicked marquis. 

Power and the glory. 

Perennial bachelor. 

Singing waters. 

Red ashes. 

Voice from the dark. 

Confident morning. 

Hunter's moon. 

Keeper of the bees. 

Romance and Jane Weston. 

Old brig's cargo. 

Invisible woman. 

High road. 

Rector of Maliseet. 

Red lamp. 

High altar. 

Bardelys the magnificent. 

The Carolinian. 

*Fortune's fool. 

St. Martin's summer. 

Strolling saint. 

Franklin Winslow Kane. 

Eight panes of glass. 

Big timber. 



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Sinclair, B. W. 
Stead, Robert. 
Stern, Mrs. G. B. 
Stern, Mrs. G. B. 
Stewart, C. D. 
Stringer, Arthur. 
Stringer, Arthur. 
Sullivan, Alan. 
Taylor, K. H. 
Terhune, Anice. 
Tobenkin, Elias. 
Train, Arthur. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Watts, M. S. 
White, S. E. 
Widdemer, Margaret. 
Williams, Valentine. 
Willsie, Honore. 
Wilson, H. L. 
Wilson, H. L. 
Wiltshire, Mary. 
Woodbury, Helen. 
Wren, P. C. 
Wylie, Elinor. 
Young, F. B. 



Hidden places. 
Smoking flax. 
Matriarch. 
Thunderstorm. 
Valley waters. 
Empty hands. 
Power. 
Jade god. 

Tony from America. 
The boarder up at Em's. 
God of might. 
The needle's eye. 
The old ladies. 

Portrait of a man with red hair. 
Fabric of the loom. 
The glory hole. 
I've married Marjorie. 
Red mass. 
*The Devonshers. 
Cousin Jane. 

Professor, how could you! 
Thursday's child. 
Misty flats. 
Beau geste. 

Venetian glass nephew. 
Sea horses. 



398.4 A84 
608 B12 
599 B34s 
398.4 B45 
398.4 B67o 
974.4 B79s 
910 C22 
031 C35m 
910 C36 
293 C72 
941 D24 
582 D73 
914.92 D36 
970.1 E13ih 
398.4 E42 
973 F22h 
923.9 F22 
398.4 F49 
822 F99e 
821 F99f 
599 G34 
599 G59 



CHILDREN'S BOOKS — NON-FICTION 

Aspinwall, Alicia. Short stories for short people. 
Bachman, F. P. Great inventors. 
Baynes, E. H. The Sprite. 
Bertelli, Luigi. Prince and his ants. 
Bowen, William. Old tobacco shop. 
Brooks, E. S. Stories of the old Bay State. 
Carpenter, F. G. Around the world with the children. 
*Champlin's new encyclopedia for young people. 2v. 
Chance, L. M. Little folks of many lands. 
Colum, Padraic. Children of Odin. 
Dark, Sidney. Book of Scotland. 
Dorrance, J. G. Story of the forest. 
De Groot, Cornelia. When I was a girl in Holland. 
Eastman, C. A. Indian heroes and great chieftains. 
Eliot, E. C. The wind boy. 
Faris, J. T. Real stories from our history. 
Faris, J. T. Real stories of the geography makers. 
Finger, C. J. Tales from silver lands. 
Fyleman, Rose. Eight little plays. 
Fyleman, Rose. Fairies and chimneys. 
Ghosh, Sarath. Wonders of the jungle. 2 v. 
Good dog book. 



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821.08 Hll Haaren, J. H. comp. Ballads and tales. 

912 H18 Hammond, C. S. Modern atlas of the world. 

900 H55 Hillyer, V. M. Child's history of the world. 

599 H86 Hudson, W. H. Disappointed squirrel, etc. 

292 H97 Hutchinson, W. M. L. Golden porch. 

398.4 J31 Jatakas. Jataka tales. 

790 K77 Knox & Lutkenhaus. Rainy day book. 

900 K96h Kummer, F. A. First days of history. 

973 L21p Lamprey, Louise. Days of the pioneers. 

808 L27 Lanier, Sidney. Lanier book. 

973 L85 Long, W. J. America. 

970.1 M77 Moon, Grace. Chi-Wee. 

595 M82 Morley, M. W. The bee people. 

398 . 4 P24 Parrish, A. D. Knee-high to a grasshopper. 

598.2 P26 Patch, E. M. Bird stories. 

919.6 P98 Putnam, D. B. David goes yoyaging. 

398.4 S62g Skinner, A. M. Garnet story book. 

917.3 S72 Southworth & Kramer. Great cities of the United States. 
920 S97b Sweetser, K. D. Ten boys from history. 

920 S97g Sweetser, K. D. Ten girls from history. 

398.4 T16g Tappan, E. M. Golden goose, etc. 

511 W41 Weeks, Raymond. Boys' own arithmetic. 



STORIES FOR CHILDREN 



Adams, Katherine 
Anderson, R. G. 
Ashmun, Margaret. 
Bigham, M. A. 
Blanchard, L. M. 
Brady, L. E. 
Brill, E. C. 
Brooks, Noah 
Curtis, A. T. 
Eaton, W. P. 
Eliot, E. C. 
Eliot, E. C. 
Fisher, D. C. 
French, Allen. 
Frentz, E. W. 
Fuess, C. M. 
Gilchrist, B. B. 
Hasbrouck, L. S. 
Hawthorne, Hildegarde. 
Haxton, Jane. 
Hooker, Mrs. F. C. 
Leetch, D. L. 
Lindsay, Maud. 
Lofting, Hugh 
Meigs, Cornelia. 
Nordhoff, Charles. 



Red caps and lilies. 

Eight-o'clock stories. 

No school to-morrow. 

Merry animal tales. 

Little singing bird. 

Loyal Mary Garland. 

Island of yellow sands. 

Boys of Fairport. 

Little maid of Mohawk valley. 

Boy scouts on Katahdin. 

Fire weed. 

Vanishing comrade. 

Made-to-order stories. 

Story of Rolf. 

Uncle Zeb and his friends. 

All for Andover. 

Trail's end. 

Hall with doors. 

Makeshift farm. 

Following the trails at Camp Algonquin. 

Cricket. 

Tommy Tucker on a plantation. 

Silverfoot. 

Doctor Dolittle's zoo. 

Rain on the roof. 

Pearl lagoon. 



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Perkins, L. F. 
Phillips, E. C. 
Pierson, CD. 
Pyle, Katherine. 
Riesenberg, Felix. 
Robinson, M. L. 
Scales, L. W. L. 
Schultz, J. W. 
Thorne-Thomsen, Gudrun. 
Wheeler, F. R. 
White, E. O. 
White, E. O. 



American twins of 1812. 
Pretty Polly Perkins. 
Plucky Aliens. 
Nancy Rutledge. 
Bob Graham at sea. 
All by ourselves. 
Boys of the ages. 
Sinopah the Indian boy. 
Birch and the star. 
Boy with the U. S. radio. 
Little girl of long ago. 
When Molly was six. 



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REPORT OF CUSTODIAN 
JOHN CORNELL ART GALLERY 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library. 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the gallery for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1925. 

The attendance for the year has been 404, of which 61 were 
adults, and 343 children. 

When we take into consideration that the gallery is open only 
Saturday afternoons during the winter months, and that the 
unusually cold weather prevailing last October made frequent 
closing a necessity, the attendance for the year — that is, as 
regards the children — has been excellent. 

It is interesting to note that the gallery was under a severe 
handicap in 1920 — due to the high price of coal. It was opened 
the first of May, and closed the last of October. That year only 
63 adults were registered, as compared with the 61 adults of 1925. 

One phase of the children's attendance has been the strong 
desire of the younger ones to visit the gallery. It may be that the 
lure of forbidden fruit was the cause. So many children have 
crept up the stairs, presenting themselves hopefully before the 
custodian, that, when possible, she has taken them under her 
care, but always charging them not to come again unless ac- 
companied by an older person. Some little ones remembered, 
others "forgot;" in the latter case they were denied admittance. 
As a rule, the children came and went in an orderly manner, 
showing more caution on the stairs than did many of the older 
ones. 

The gallery's twenty-fifth year of service has not been dis- 
tinctive. One regrets that this has been so, but the cheering 
prospect of an up-to-date home for the collection, with ample 

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space for new pictures as well as for other additions, partly 
reconciles one to the quiet way in which the last year of its 
quarter-century has been passed. Notwithstanding the fact that 
the recent years have been the "lean years" in the gallery's life, 
there is the sure knowledge that the collection has been a poten- 
tial factor in the lives of many. The coming years will demon- 
strate more forcefully its ability to serve the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ABBIE S. DAVIS 

Custodian 



120 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL 

REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF 
WATER COMMISSIONERS AND TWENTY- 
NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1925 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 
1926 



♦JOHN H. FLINT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889—1899 

*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



1894—1899 

*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
IBOTT *JOHN E. SMITH 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1893—1894 

*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 



1899—1902 

*JOHN H. FLINT 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

1906—1907 

♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦HARRY M. EAMES 

1908—1912 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914—1916 

THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 
BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1917—1918 

BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1919—1920—1921 

BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY Sec'y' (21) 
THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923 1924 

PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
A. T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 



1903—1906 

♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 

1907—1908 

♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

1913—1914 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'y ('14) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas.(15) 

1916—1917 

BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS,Treas.('18) 

1918—1919 

BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('22) 
THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 

1922—1923 

THOMAS E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1924—1925 

PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y (*27) 
A. T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('28) 
THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 



Deceased. 



SUPERINTENDENT 

FRANK L. COLE 

2 



REPORT OF 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



To the Citizens of the Town of Andover, Mass.: 

We submit our thirteenth annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1925, which is also the thirty-seventh report of the 
Water System, and the twenty-ninth report of the Sewer System. 
This is also the thirteenth report of the Highway and Park under 
the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works. 

Organization 

Arthur T. Boutwell and Thomas E. Rhodes were elected to the 
Board. We organized on March 9 as follows: Chairman, Philip 
L. Hardy; Secretary, William D. Mclntyre; Treasurer, Arthur 
T. Boutwell. Mr. Frank L. Cole was appointed superintendent 
for one year at a salary of $3800.00 and George Dick his assistant 
at $40.00 per week. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Your water system shows another growth this year of ninety- 
five hundredths miles (.95) and now totals sixty and forty-two 
hundredths miles (60.42) of water mains. You will remember 
last year, a very extensive study of this system was made by the 
firm of Weston & Sampson, Engineers. This study revealed 
many conditions that must be cared for in the way of new con- 
struction, as well as betterments to its present service. This we 
believe, should be done in part from year to year in accordance 
with this plan, bearing in mind those most needed, and their 
relation to better service. 

We must also remember as the Town grows, so must our water 
system. In substance, this means the enlargement of some of the 
present mains, connecting dead ends where possible, also some 
additional construction, considering, of course, the best interest of 
the Town in all new work. After careful consideration, we have 



caused to be inserted in the warrant, an article covering some of 
the needs most necessary this year. 

We would also call to your attention an article in the warrant 
requesting reconsideration of a vote taken at the last Town 
meeting, the sense of which was that all future extensions to the 
water system must return 4% through water rates. We believe 
this act seriously hampers future developments of this system, 
and greatly handicaps the authority of this Board to act legally 
in the construction of the majority of water extensions. We 
believe, however, there are other ways of bringing the rate of 
return up to the satisfaction of the Town ; one we would suggest, 
through a re-valuing of real estate, abutting all proposed ex- 
tensions to meet the difference between the actual cost of con- 
struction and fair return to the Town. We think this plan would 
facilitate a much better basis to work on than the one now in force. 

We would recommend the sum of $30,000.00 for maintenance 
of the water department for the ensuing year, also the sum of 
$10,000.00 for service pipe and construction. These amounts 
are $1,000.00 less for maintenance and $2,000.00 less for con- 
struction than last year. 

Water Bonded Debt 
The bonded debt of the water system January 1, 1925, was 
$101,000.00. During the year 1925 there was paid $24,000.00, 
leaving on the bonded debt system a balance of $77,000.00. Of 
this indebtedness, $20,000.00 is redeemable by the Sinking Fund 
from which there was paid this year $15,000.00, leaving a balance 
in this fund of $5,666.97. Appropriations for the sinking fund are 
no longer required, as the interest on the amount on deposit will 
meet the sum required when due. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

There was laid this year, 1450 ft. sewer pipe on Haverhill and 
Pasho Streets, at a cost of $3834.93, this being the only new work. 

We would recommend for the maintenance of sewer, $5,000.00 
which is the same amount as appropriated last year. 

Sewer Bonded Debt 
The bonded debt of the Sewer system January 1, 1925, was 
$237,000.00. During the year $12,000.00 was paid from the 

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Town treasury on this indebtedness. Of this amount $30,000.00 
is redeemable by the Sinking Fund, which on January 1, 1926, 
amounted to $28,309.08. It is no longer necessary to ask for 
appropriations for this fund, since the interest on the amount on 
deposit will meet the sum required when due. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

It must be apparent to those who travel our highways, that 
practically all streets radiating from the center are now in good 
condition, and every effort to attain their permanency in road con- 
struction has had the consideration of the Board during the past 
year. Before proceeding with all new work, it has been the prac- 
tice to arrange in so far as possible to have sewer and water 
connections put in, underground drains, catch basins, etc., in- 
stalled, thus preventing the tearing up of the street construction 
for as long a period as possible. 

Under new construction, parts of Haverhill and Abbot streets 
were built by the Town, and Elm street by the State. Andover 
shared equally with the State and County in the cost of the con- 
struction of Haverhill street; $18,000.00 was her share in the 
cost of constructing Elm street, while the entire cost of Abbot 
street construction was borne by the town. 

Reference to Superintendent's Report will give you detail as to 
cost and other information with relation to this work. 

The Board proposes for new construction for the ensuing year, 
as follows: 

Shawsheen Road from where present construction terminates 
to the West Church. 

Chestnut Street to Upland Road. 

Abbot Street to cemetery. 

Summer Street to Symonds. 

Stevens Street to its completion. 

Pasho Street. 
Most of these streets are now partially built, and we believe their 
completion the proper course to follow, believing the better 
policy to finish what has already been started before considering 
others. 

Much sidewalk work has been done this year, and more is 
anticipated the coming year. You will find an article in the 



warrant asking for money to build a granolithic sidewalk on both 
sides of Main Street from Chestnut Street to Chapel Avenue. 
This is recommended because we believe the present ones are not 
only badly in need of replacement, but further, the proposed new 
granolithic walks will complete Main Street construction with 
the dignity it deserves, considering the vast amount of money 
spent on this street. 

The snow problem under ordinary conditions is being cared 
for successfully by the truck plow. Country roads in the out- 
lying district are gradually being cared for. Ashes are used where 
consistent, while on the gravel roads, after shaping, the use of oil 
has been found to assist greatly in the holding of their shape. 
We hope to do more of this class of work each year. Drainage 
on Bartlet Street near the High School is a problem we hope 
to remedy this year. 

We would recommend for highway for the ensuing year, 
$90,000.00. 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

We would recommend the sum of $3,000.00 for this depart- 
ment. An additional amount has been asked for this department 
to more properly care for all the parks and playsteads in the 
town, in which in many cases we have been ably assisted by 
private individuals and societies in the past. 

You will find two articles in the warrant asking for appropria- 
tions, one for the acquiring of land, the other for the developing 
of the playstead. Last year quite an extensive study was made 
of the playstead with consideration of its future development. 
Expert advice was employed, and after carefully considering 
same, we have asked for sufficient money to grade, drain and lay 
into lawn this entire area including the land we have asked the 
Town to acquire though an article in the warrant, thereby put- 
ting in shape for use many parts of the playstead now unfit for 
any kind of play. 

PHILIP L. HARDY 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
T. E. RHODES 
WALTER I. MORSE 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 

Board of Public Works 

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REDEMPTION OF BONDS 

Water Sinking Funds 

Cr. 

Balance Jan. 1, 1925 $19971.07 

Interest on deposits 

Savings Bank 

National Bank 

To redeem Water Bonds, due 1925 



305.44 
330.46 

15000.00 



$20606.97 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1926 



Dr. 



Andover National Bank, Book No. 3 

To redeem Sewer Bonds, due 1928 

Cr. 

Balance Jan. 1, 1925 
Interest on deposit 

Balance Jan. 1, 1926 

Dr. 



$5606.97 



$5606.97 



$26912.98 
1396,10 



$28309.08 



Andover National Bank, Book No. 2 



$28309.08 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works. 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the thirty-seventh annual report of the 
Water Department, the twenty-ninth of the Sewer Department, 
and the thirteenth of the Highway and Park Departments, with 
a brief summary of the work performed in each department for 
the year ending December 31, 1925. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

During the year 1925, there were added to our main pipe lines 
820 feet of 6-inch C. I. pipe on Highland Road, 1006 feet of 
6-inch on Morton Street, 785 feet of 6-inch on Abbot Street, 
400 feet of 6-inch on Pine Street, 751 feet of 6-inch on Pasho 
Street, 1053 feet of 6-inch on Magnolia Avenue and 220 feet of 
6-inch at Phillips Academy, making a total of 5053 feet or .95 
miles. There are now 60.42 miles of water mains in town, 
varying in size from 4-14 inches. Before the new road was built 
on Haverhill Street, the 6-inch water pipe was replaced by a 
10-inch, from the cement road to Sterling Street, a distance of 
1324.5 feet, where it was connected to the existing 6-inch line by 
a reducer. This Haverhill Street job was done with money 
appropriated by the last bond issue used for that purpose. 
Fifteen hydrants were added this year, making a total of 493 
now in use. All the hydrants were given a thorough inspection 
during the year. 

We have pumped at Haggett's Pond station, using both the 
steam and electric plants, 343,769,471 gallons. The steam plant 
was in operation 3776 hours and 35 minutes, and the electric 
993 hours and 10 minutes, making a total of 4769 hours and 

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45 minutes, or a daily average of 13 hours and 4 minutes, the 
pumps having been in operation every day. The greatest 
amount pumped in a single day was 1,527,271 gallons on Novem- 
ber 10th. The electric pump on Bancroft Road was in operation 
about 40 hours per week. 

The grounds at the Haggett's Pond pumping station have been 
filled in to some extent and a part of the grounds has been covered 
with loam. Last fall another portion of the swamp was taken 
care of and this work will be continued this year until there is a 
good lawn on the west side of the station. The land from the 
pumping station to the Railroad tracks has been cleaned up and 
now presents a neater appearance. The dilapidated wooden 
fences around the reservoirs have been replaced by wire fences. 

I would recommend for maintenance for 1926, $30,000.00 
($1,000.00 less than last year) to be divided as follows: 



Salaries and labor 


$16000.00 


Coal 


3000.00 


Engine and cylinder oil 


600.00 


Power, No. 1 station 


4000.00 


Power, No. 2 station 


1500.00 


Horse and truck 


1000.00 


Steam Plant 


500.00 


Tools ; 


300.00 


Regrading grounds 


1500.00 


Three hydrants 


600.00 


Miscellaneous 


1000.00 


Total 


$30000.00 


''■■•' i ' 
Service Pipe and Construction 


1 ■ . ' / . • : ■ 



The number of applications in 1925 was 45, making a total of 
2218. 

In use January 1, 1925, 2044; put in during 1925, 44; 2088 in 
use January 1, 1926. 

Meters in use January 1, 1925, 1929; meters set during 1925, 
34; 1963 in use January 1, 1926. 

I would recommend for construction for the year 1926, the sum 
of $10,000.00 ($2,000.00 less than 1925), to be divided as follows: 

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Labor and salaries 




$6000.00 


Pipe 




2000.00 


Brass Goods 




1000.00 


Meters 




600.00 


Miscellaneous 




400.00 


Total 


$10000.00 




Special Work 





I would recommend the following: 

That a 6-inch C. I. water main be laid from Summer Street 
along Upland Road and connect at Chestnut Street, a distance of 
li36 feet. The estimated cost of this job is $3,500.00, which 
includes the removal of a little ledge. 

That a 6-inch water main be laid on Walnut Avenue from the 
corner of Carmel Street to Elm Street, a distance of 985 feet. 
This would make a circulating line, thereby improving the 
system. The estimated cost of this job is $2,500.00. 

That a 10-inch water main part way and the remainder 8-inch 
be laid on Lowell Street from a point just beyond the pumping 
station where the main line runs to Osgood Street, to the Tewks- 
bury line. This work could be carried over two years and 
$10,000.00 spent this year. This is a main highway and a water 
line in this district has been requested many times. 

The above recommended extensions were laid out in our recent 
survey by Weston & Sampson, Engineers, and received their 
recommendation. The total cost of these three extensions 
would approximate $16,000.00. 

Receipts 
Water receipts ' $41616.62 

Construction 6297 . 35 



$47913.97 



Paid to town t reasii rer $41616. 62 

Construction 6297.35 



$47913.97 $47913.97 
10 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 
I would recommend for sewer maintenance for 1926, $5,000.00. 

Common Sewers 

Seven hundred seventy-four feet of sewer pipe Were laid on 
Haverhill Street at a cost of $2654.23 and 677 feet on Pasho 
Street at a cost of $1180.70. Eleven leaks were discovered in the 
outfall sewer line and were repaired by the town. These leaks all 
showed poor workmanship and not poor material. 

In most cases the pipes were not centered properly and not 
"put home." These leaks were repaired as soon as possible after 
discovery and the joints were run with lead. Not the least 
trouble was met in the repairing of these leaks. The balance of 
the outfall sewer is as follows : 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1926 $6395.66 

Material on hand 2000 . 00 



$8395.66 



Special Article No. 6, Haverhill Street and Pasho Street 

Sewer 

Appropriated $5000 . 00 

Approved Bills 3834 . 93 

Balance $1165.07" 



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WATER DEPARTMENT 



Designation 



Office Fixture . 
Telemeters .... 
Telephones .... 

Teams 

Pipe Distribution . 
Service Pipe 
Water and Land 
Suction Pipe . ' . 
Reservoir . . . . 
Coal Shed .... 
Grading Land 
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Construction Expenses 

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776.43 
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Cost to Abutter . . . !, 
Cost to Town . 


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1, 1926 


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HIGHWAYS AND PARKS 



To the Board of Public Works. 

Gentlemen : — 

I submit for your approval the thirteenth annual report of 
the Highway Department for the year ending December 31, 1925. 

The highway work started with the handling of snow and ice. 
The snowfall for 1925 was as follows: January, 24.75 inches; 
February, .50 inches; March, .50; April, 2.50; October, 1.50; 
November, .50; December, 4.00, making a total of 34.25 inches. 

The cleaning of streets and the patching of roads followed. 
This work is increasing at such a rate that in the near future to do 
it efficiently a small truck and two or three men will be required 
at least six months of the year. Last spring we scarified several 
roads and likewise in the fall. Three rainy days followed the 
scarifying in the fall and this brought the frost out of the ground 
which made the roads very soft. This is the cause of their present 
bad condition. This coming spring they will all require con- 
siderable work. After these roads are scarified they should be 
given a coat of oil which will help to hold them in shape. Last 
year we did not do as much blanketing as formerly but kept the 
roads well patched and will give £hem a blanketing coat only 
when they show general wear. 

Last winter several loads of cinders were placed on the follow- 
ing streets: Ballardvale Road, Dascomb Road, Hidden Road, 
Clark Road and Osgood Street. A cinder road was built on 
Brown Street from Lowell Street to Bellevue Road. Many roads 
were scraped during the past year and many old stone culverts 
were replaced by metal culverts. 

In Ballardvale most of the streets were oiled and some of the 
sidewalks repaired. Some of these streets should have the same 
treatment that Andover Street on the plains received last year, 
namely a scarifying and two coats of sixty-five per cent asphalt 

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road oil. This gives them an excellent cover and makes them 
free from dust. 

The new cement road on Elm Street from Washington Avenue 
to the North Andover line which was built last year is now a part 
of the state highway. This road was built by J. W. O'Connell of 
Boston, Mass., at a cost to the town of $18,000.00. 

The new road on Haverhill Street from the North Andover line 
to the residence of Leonidas Hamel was built under Section 34, 
Chapter 90, of the General Laws. The state, county and town 
paid an equal share. The contract was given to the town and the 
work on the drainage system was started in August and the job 
was completed around November 1. The drainage system cost 
$5,662.75 and the cost of the road work including excavating, 
filling, stone, binding, shoulder work, trucking and labor was 
$19,093.05. The cost of the entire job follows: 

19 catchbasins $1448.19 

19185 gallons asphalt 2494 . 05 

Excavating 1988.80 

Gravel 4050.00 

Stone 8266.55 

16 Curb inlets 352.00 

Sand for binding 150.00 

Drainage 5662.75 

Shoulder work 343 . 46 



Total $24755.80 

Work on Abbot Street was started June 4th and finished 
July 11th. There were 6522 square yards of road built at a cost 
of $8,904.79. This does not include the $135.00 spent on side- 
walks and $530.33 on drains. The cost of the entire job per yard 
figures $1.47 and $1.37 per square yard for the road work alone. 
Sidewalk work was done on the following streets: Wolcott 
Avenue, Bartlet Street, Main Street, Highland Road, Chestnut 
Street, School Street, Summer Street, Florence Street, Essex 
Street and Andover Street (B. V.). On Wolcott Avenue 203.5 
square yards of granolithic sidewalk were built and 24 square 
yards of re-inforced driveway. Bids were asked and P. L. Hardy 
was the low bidder. The tar sidewalk work was done by W. F. 
Duffee of Haverhill, Mass. 

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I would recommend for Highway maintenance 
$40,000.00 to be divided as follows: 

Labor, salaries and teaming 

Blanketing streets 

Oiling streets 

Sidewalk work 

Gravel and ashes 

Snow 

Drain (Bartlet street) 

Team and car 

Bridges 

Catchbasins and culverts 

Signs 

Miscellaneous 



Total 



Financial Statement 



Appropriation March, 1925 
Credits 

Total 

Expenditures 
Maintenance 
Construction 
Snow, sidewalks, drains 
Balance 

Total 



for the year 

$15,000.00 
4000.00 
1000.00 
4000.00 
4500.00 
3000.00 
3000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
500.00 
500.00 
2500.00 

$40000.00 

$59000.00 
672.72 

$59672.72 



$33957.42 

10729.92 

14948.95 

36.43 

$59672.72 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation March, 1925 
Balance January 1, 1925 

Total 
Approved Bills 



$1800.00 
453.04 

$2253.04 
2243.88 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1926 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 
1927 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Aiding Mothers 49 

Almshouse Expense 49 

Relief out of 49 

Almshouse Statistics 50 

Ambulance 46 

Andover Post No. 8 42 

Animal Inspector 54 

Appropriations, 1926 19 

Assessors' Report 64 

Assessors' Survey 47 

Assets 72 

Auditors' Certificate 81 

Board of Health 35 

Board of Health Nurse 69 
Board of Public Works Appendix 

Brush Fires 41 

Building Inspector's Report 55 

Charities Department 48 

Cornell Fund 60 

County Tax 39 
Damage to Persons and Property 46 

Dump, Care of 40 

Election and Registration 34 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 44 

Financial Report 28 
Fire Department 41, 57 

Finance Committee's Report 94 

G. A. R. Post 99 40 

Hay Scales 36 

Inspector of Wires 44 

Insurance 44 

Interest 43 

Jury List 61 

Land Taking 44 



PAGE 

Liabilities 72 
Librarian's Report 106 
Memorial Day 39 
Memorial Hall Library 51, 102 
Memorial Hall Library Building 51 
Moth Work 37, 56 
Municipal Buildings 33 
Municipal Properties 66 
Playstead Land Taking 47 
Police 42, 58 
Pomp's Pond Recreation Commit- 
tee 43 
Printing 36 
Punchard Free School, Report of 

Trustees 82 
Redemption of Bonds 44 
Retirement of Veterans 40 
Report of War Memorial Commit- 
tee 85 
Schools 28 
Smith Hughes Fund 30 
Soldiers' Relief 50 
Spring Grove Cemetery 38, 52 
State Aid 50 
State Taxes 39 
Street Lighting 36 
Tax Collector 67 
Temporary Loans 44 
Town Meeting 14 
Town Officers 4, 31 
Town Warrant 7, 88 
Treasurer's Report 72 
Tree Warden 37, 56 
War Memorial 39 



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Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor 

CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 

Assessors 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

• Town Treasurer 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Tax Collector 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

School Committee 
THAXTER EATON 
MARY W. FRENCH 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
MAY D. FOLK 
EUGENE M. WEEKS 
DR. W, DACRE WALKER 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
ERNEST A. JOHNSON 

Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 

Board of Public Works and Sinking Fund Commission 
PHILIP L. HARDY Term expires 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
THOMAS E. RHODES 
WALTER I. MORSE 



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Superintendent of Water, Sewer Department, Highways and Parks 

FRANK L. COLE 

Chief of Fire Department 
CHARLES F. EMERSON 



Board of Health 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. 
BANCROFT T. HAYNES 

Chief of Police 
FRANK M. SMITH 



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Constables. 



JAMES NAPIER 
FRANK M. SMITH 
GEORGE N. SPARKS 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL Term expires 1927 



NATHAN C HAMBLIN 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 



1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 



Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1928 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HARRY H. NOYES 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



Auditors 
JOHN S. ROBERTSON LOUIS S. FINGER 

HARRY SELLARS 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER Term expires 1927 

CHARLES N. MARLAND " " 1928 

JOHN C. ANGUS " " 1929 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 

-~ E. BURKE THORNTON \ 

Inspector of Buildings 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Moderator of Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 

Inspector of Wires 
BERTRAND L. GEORGE 

Registrars of Voters 

SAMUEL P. HULME JOHN F. HURLEY 

PATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

Trustees Spring Grove Cemetery — For 3 years 

WALTER I. MORSE *DANIEL H. POOR 

FRED E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 

WALTER H. COLEMAN HENRY J. GARDNER 

JOHN S. ROBERTSON JAMES C. SOUTER 

FRED G. CHENEY 

Finance Committee 

ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Secretary JOSEPH H. HIGGINSON 

WALTER M. LAMONT H. BRADFORD LEWIS 
* Deceased 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz.: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballard Vale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on Monday, The First 
Day of March, 1926, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on the following 
articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one member of the Board of 
Public Works for three years, one member of the Board of Health 
for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, three 
Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years, one Tree Warden for one year, and all town 
officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o.'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of the 
General Laws, to Monday, March 8th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely: 



Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Aiding 
Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Brush 
Fires, Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highway Department, 
Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 
99, G. A. R., Parks and Playsteads, Police, Printing, Election 
and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Main- 
tenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, 
Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Main Street, Shaw- 
sheen Bridge, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
House, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Maintenance 
and Construction, Andover Post No. 8, American Legion, and 
other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,000.00 for granolithic walks on both sides of Main Street from 
Chestnut Street to Chapel Avenue, and do necessary grading, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider its action 
taken at last year's town meeting whereby it was voted that no 
further extensions of water mains be made unless a return in 
water rates shall guarantee a return of not less than 4% on the 
cost of such extensions. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$16,000.00 to make the following extensions to the water sys- 
tem; laying of a new 6" main on Upland Road from Summer 
Street to Chestnut Street; laying a new 6" main, Walnut Avenue, 
from Carmel Road to Elm Street; laying a 10" pipe on Lowell 
Street from the Pump House to Haggett's Pond Road, a distance 
of 1100 feet, continuing with an 8" pipe 2000 feet, a total of 3400 
feet more or less, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000.00 for the purpose of making improvements on and in 
connection with the plays tead. Said improvements to be carried 

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out in accordance with plans drawn by Philip W. Foster, land- 
scape architect, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $4,299.01 the same being the amount returned to the 
Town under the provisions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of 1924: 
"An act providing for the return to the Cities and Towns of 
certain surplus funds collected to provide suitable recognition of 
those residents of Massachusetts who served in the Army and 
Navy of the United States during the war with Germany, ' ' for 
the purpose of acquiring land adjoining the present plays tead 
by purchase or seizure, which is necessary for the development 
of the said playstead according to plans prepared for the same 
by Philip W. Foster, landscape architect, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to purchase all the water mains, with their 
appurtenances, of the American Woolen Company, constructed 
and laid in the following named streets in Shawsheen Village, 
namely, 

Argyle Street Dumbarton Street 

Ayer Street Enmore Street 

Arundel Street Sherbourne Street 

Balmoral Street William Street west of Poor Street 

Kenilworth Street Fletcher Street 

Stirling Street Binney Street 

Riverina Road Shepley Street 

Carisbrooke Street Kensington Street 

Carlisle Street Sutherland Street 

York Street north of Haverhill Street 

at the rate of $2.10 per foot, in such streets as are or may be 
accepted as Town Ways, and to appropriate a sum not in excess 
of $28,000.00 for this purpose, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will accept as town ways, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, the following named streets 
in Shawsheen Village, so called, as shown on plans filed with the 
Town Clerk: Argyle Street from Haverhill Street to Burnham 
Road, Arundel Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham Road, 



Ayer Street from Sherbourne Street westerly, a distance of 300 
feet, Balmoral Street from York Street to the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, Binney Street from South Union Street easterly about 
500 feet, Carisbrooke Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham 
Road, Carlisle Street from Filter Bed Road westerly to land of 
Hamel, Dumbarton Street from Stirling Street westerly to 
Filter Bed Road, Enmore Street from Haverhill Street southerly 
to land of Dufton, Fletcher Street from South Union Street 
easterly about 545 feet, Kenilworth Street from South Union 
Street easterly to Riverina Road and from Main Street westerly 
to Poor Street, Kensington Street from Main Street to Poor 
Street, Riverina Road from Haverhill Street northerly to Kenil- 
worth Street, Shepley Street from South Union Street easterly 
about 375 feet, Sherbourne Street from William Street northerly 
about 252 feet, Stirling Street from Haverhill Street to northerly 
side of Sutherland Street, Sutherland Street from Stirling Street 
westerly to Filter Bed Road, William Street from Poor Street 
westerly about 1950 feet, York Street from Haverhill Street 
northerly about 1170 feet, on petition of Raymond S. Bartlett 
and others. 

Article 11. — To hear and act on the report of the Trustees of 
the Memorial Hall Library relative to changes and additions to 
the present Memorial Hall Building as authorized by the Town 
at its last annual meeting March 2, 1925. Also to see if the Town 
will vote to appropriate the sum of $90,000.00 for the purpose of 
making such changes and equipping the same, $40,000.00 to be a 
part of the tax levy of the year 1926, and to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to issue and sell bonds or notes of the town to an amount 
not exceeding $50,000.00 to pay the balance, said bonds or notes 
to be payable annually in the years 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 
1931 in conformity with Chapter 44 of the General Laws, on 
petition of Trustees of Memorial Hall Library. 

Article 12. — To see if the town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $13,000.00 for the purpose of installing a motor pump 
in the Central Fire House, on petition of Charles E. Buchan and 
others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 for the purpose of making a survey and maps for use in 

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the Assessors' Department, on recommendation of the Board 
of Assessors. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$2000.00 for the purchase and installation of new scales to replace 
those in the rear of the Town Hall. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to establish a plan- 
ning board in accordance with Generals Law, Chapter 41, Sections 
70-72, and appropriate a sum of money for the work of same, if 
deemed necessary. 

Article 16. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
one thousand ($1000) dollars to be expended under the direction 
of the War Memorial Committee for the further study of a War 
Memorial, on the petition of Joseph L. Burns, and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
vision of Section 25A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as 
enacted by Chapter 14 of the Act of 1921 relative to the appoint- 
ment of assistant assessors. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
not more than $2700.00 for the purchase of an ambulance and 
necessary equipment to be in charge of the Fire Department, on 
petition of John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not in excess of $75,000.00 provided, however, like amounts 
of money be appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the County of Essex for certain improvements on 
North Main Street, Andover, substantially as follows: The con- 
struction of a cement roadway from Andover Square to and 
adjoining the cement road at or near Stimpson's Bridge, so called. 

That the appropriation cover in addition to the construction of 
a cement roadway the expenses incident to the replacement of 
one railroad bridge crossing the tracks of the Boston & Maine 
and one highway bridge crossing the Shawsheen River on North 
Main Street, and the construction of necessary retaining walls and 
land damage, if any, incident to the proper building of this high- 
way. 

That the amount of money appropriated be raised by bond 
issue, bonds maturing in fifteen years, on petition of Laurence J. 
Hannon and others. 

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Article 20. — To see if the town will accept as a town way, as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, a street known as Stonehedge 
Street, leading from Salem Street through land of Mabel J. 
Trott, as shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk, on petition 
of Samuel P. Hulme and others. 

Article 21. — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from its present terminus 
on Corbet t Street along Corbett Street to Corbett Road, thence 
along Corbett Road north to the intersection of Julian Street, 
and appropriate the sum of $7000.00 therefor, on petition of 
Joseph Gagne and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to appoint an Inspector of Wires and appropriate the 
sum of $200.00 therefor. 

Article 23. — To determine the method of collecting the taxes 
for the ensuing year. 

Article 24. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 25. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations. 

Article 26. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 27. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fifteenth day of February, A.D. 
1926. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover 
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Andover, March 1, 1926 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuit to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 1, 1926 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the First day of 
March, 1926, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant, Took up Article One, and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock a.m. and closed at 6.30 o'clock p.m. 
The total number of ballots cast was 2406, viz : 

Precinct One 1384, Precinct Two 290, Precinct Three 374, 
Precinct Four 358. 



The result of the balloting was as follows : 

Moderator — One Year: 

Precincts 
12 3 4 

1047 221 314 306 

337 69 58 52 



Alfred E. Stearns 
John Traynor 
Blanks 



1888 

2 

516 



Town Clerk 

714 133 

636 146 

34 11 



One Year: 

152 141 
204 214 

18 3 



Thaxter Eaton 
George A. Higgins 
Blanks 



1140 

1200 

66 



Town Treasurer — One Year: 

704 130 152 138 Thaxter Eaton 

629 144 202 211 George A. Higgins 

51 16 20 9 Blanks 



1124 

1186 

96 



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Selectman — 


Three Years : 






716 


111 


259 


220 


Frank H. Hardy 


1306 


597 


162 


102 


125 


Herbert H. Lyle 


986 


— 


— 


1 


— 


John Traynor 


1 


71 


17 


12 


13 


Blanks 


113 


Assessor 


— Three Years : 






716 


109 


260 


221 


Frank H. Hardy 


1306 


578 


163 


99 


126 


Herbert H. Lyle 


966 


— 


— 


1 


— 


John Traynor 


1 


90 


18 


14 


11 


Blanks 


133 


Collector of 


Taxes 


— One Year : 




1121 


258 


334 


325 


William B. Cheever 


2038 


263 


32 


40 


33 


Blanks 


368 


School Committee — 


- Three Years : 




889 


203 


277 


291 


Fred E. Cheever 


1660 


637 


167 


108 


113 


Mary E. C. Geagan 


1025 


636 


114 


257 


202 


Ernest A. Johnson 


1209 


461 


63 


119 


192 


Lawrence V. Roth 


835 


507 


119 


195 


142 


Nathaniel Stowers 


963 


1022 


204 


166 


134 


Blanks 


1526 


Trustee 


of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years : 




1063 


217 


308 


316 


Frederick A. Wilson 


1904 


321 


73 


66 


42 


Blanks 


502 


Board of Public Works — 


Three Years : 




242 


53 


148 


57 


James A. Barnes 


500 


698 


141 


133 


244 


Walter I. Morse 


1216 


382 


68 


58 


41 


Daniel P. Webster 


549 


62 


28 


35 


16 


Blanks 


141 


Board of Health — 


Three Years: 




960 


253 


282 


299 


Bancroft T. Haynes 


1794 


424 


37 


92 


59 


Blanks 


612 



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Auditors of Accounts — One Year : 

994 187 278 294 Louis S. Finger 

1045 195 272 268 John S. Robertson 

975 201 281 280 Harry Sellars 

1138 287 291 232 Blanks 



1753 
1780 
1737 
1948 



Constables — One Year 



895 
928 
986 



185 
194 
234 



264 
296 

289 
1 



1343 257 272 



273 
278 
293 

1 
229 



James Napier 
Frank M. Smith 
George N. Sparks 
John Tray nor 
David Gillespie 
Blanks 



1617 
1696 
1802 
1 
1 
2101 



Tree Warden 

312 95 

692 125 

295 35 

85 35 



- One Year 
94 114 

188 182 
47 43 
45 19 



Edward H. Berry 
E. Burke Thornton 
Burt A. Wheeler 
Blanks 



615 

1187 

420 

184 



All the foregoing officers were voted on by ballot and the check 
lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 1, 1926 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Officer in charge, Llewellyn D. Pomeroy, 
Warden. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. Ballot box registered 0000. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 1384. Numbei of ballots 
received 2053. Number of ballots cast 669. Number of ballots 
returned 669. Number of ballots void 1. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 



REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT TWO 

Ballard vale, March 1, 1926 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Officer in charge, Clester E. Matthews, 
Warden. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. Ballot box registered 0000. 

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Ballot box registered when polls closed 240. Number of ballots 
received 550. Number of ballots returned 260. Number of 
ballots cast 290. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT THREE 

Shawsheen Village, March 1, 1926 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Officer in charge, James R. Mosher, 
Warden. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. Ballot box registered 0000. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 374. Number of ballots 
received 1050. Number of ballots cast 374. Number of ballots 
returned 676. 

HENRY J. LAVERY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 1, 1926 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Officer in charge, Henry S. Hopper, 
Warden. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. Ballot box registered 0000. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 358. Number of ballots 
received 750. Number of ballots cast 358. Number of ballots 
returned 392. 

JOHN H. LEARY, Jr., Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by Virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 8th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the Town Hall. 



1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 1926 

The Moderator declared: 
Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 
George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for One Year. 
George A. Higgins elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 
Frank H. Hardy elected Selectman for One Year. 

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Frank H. Hardy elected Assessor for One Year. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Fred E. Cheever elected member School Committee for Three 
Years. 

Mary E. C. Geagan elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Ernest A. Johnson elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Frederick A. Wilson elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Walter I. Morse elected member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Bancroft T. Haynes elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Louis S. Finger elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

John S. Robertson elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

E. Burke Thornton elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Took up Article 2 and chose : 

Trustee Cornell Fund for Three Years: John C. Angus. 

Street Lighting Committee (appointed by Moderator) : Walter 
H. Coleman, Fred G. Cheney, Henry J. Gardner, John S. Robert- 
son, James C. Souter. 

War Memorial Committee (appointed by Moderator) : Edward 
A. Brooks, Frederic S. Boutwell, Joseph L. Burns, Nathan C. 
Hamblin, Roy E. Hardy, Bartlett H. Hayes, Ernest A. Johnson. 

Finance Committee (appointed by Moderator): *George L. 
Averill, Charles J. Bailey, Frederic N. Chandler, Archie N. Frost, 
Joseph H. Higginson, Walter M. Lamont, George H. Winslow. 

*H. Bradford Lewis appointed to fill vacancy caused by death 
of George L. Averill. 

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Took up Article 3 : 




Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of 


money : 


Almshouse 


$8000.00 


Relief Out 


6500.00 


Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 


6000.00 


Board of Health 


4500.00 


Brush Fires 


1000.00 


Election and Registration 


2000.00 


Essex County Hospital 


4861.60 


Fire Department 


29000.00 


G. A. R. 


200.00 


Hay Scales 


125.00 


Highways 


100000.00 


Interest 


36000.00 


Insurance 


6000.00 


Library 


5000.00 


Memorial Day 


600.00 


Parks and Playstead 


3000.00 


Police 


23640.00 


Pomp's Pond 


1500.00 


Printing 


1500.00 


Public Dump 


700.00 


Reserve Fund 


3000.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


68500.00 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Schools 


134635.00 


Sewer 


5000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


2000.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


400.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


5500.00 


State Aid 


500.00 


Street Lighting (all night schedule) 


17500.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4250.00 


Town Officers 


14300.00 


Tree Warden 


9000.00 


Moth Work $5000.00 




Tree 4000.00 




Amount carried forward 


$505011.60 



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Amount brought forward 

Water Department 

Maintenance 

Construction 
American Legion 
Article 6 — Water Extensions 
Article 7 — Playstead 
Article 8 — Park Purchase 
Article 9 — Shawsheen Water Mains 
Article 11 — Library 
Article 13 — Assessor's Survey and Maps 
Article 14 — Town Scales 
Article 16 — War Memorial Committee 
Article 18 — Ambulance 
Article 21 — Water, Corbett Street 
Article 22 — Inspector of Wires 



State and County Taxes (estimated) 



$505011.60 

30000.00 

10000.00 

1000.00 

16000.00 

15000.00 

4299.01 

28000.00 

90000.00 

3000.00 

1500.00 

1000.00 

2700.00 

7000.00 

200.00 

714,710.61 
80,000.00 



$794,710.61 
Took up Article 4 : — 

Voted, at 2.25 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 5 : — 

Voted, at 2.40 p.m. — to rescind the action of the Town Meet- 
ing of 1925 whereby it was voted that no further extensions of 
water mains be made unless a return in water rates shall guarantee 
a return of not less than 4% on the cost of such extensions. 

Took up Article 6 : — 

Voted, at 3.00 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $16,000.00 to 
make the following extensions to the water system: laying of a 
new 6-inch main on Upland Road from Summer Street to Chest- 
nut Street; laying a new 6-inch main, Walnut Avenue, from 
Carmel Road to Elm Street; laying a 10-inch pipe on Lowell 
Street from the Pump House to Haggett's Pond Road, a distance 
of 1100 feet, continuing with an 8-inch pipe 2000 feet, a total of 
3400 feet more or less. 



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Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted, at 3.08 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 for 
the purpose of making improvements on and in connection with 
the playstead. Said improvement to be carried out in accordance 
with plans drawn by Philip W. Foster, landscape architect. 

Took up Article 8 : — 

Voted, at 3.10 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $4299.01 the 
same being the amount returned to the Town under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 480 of the Acts of 1924: "An act providing for 
the return to the Cities and Towns of certain surplus funds 
collected to provide suitable recognition of those residents of 
Massachusetts who served in the Army and Navy of the United 
States during the war with Germany," for the purpose of ac- 
quiring land adjoining the present playstead by purchase or 
seizure, which is necessary for the development of the said play- 
stead according to plans prepared for the same by Philip W. 
Foster, landscape architect. That the Board of Selectmen be a 
committee of three to carry out the provisions of this article. 

Took up Article 9 : — 

Voted, at 3.43 p.m. — to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
purchase all the water mains, with their appurtenances, of the 
American Woolen Company, constructed and laid in the following 
named streets in Shawsheen Village, namely, Argyle Street, Ayer 
Street, Arundel Street, Balmoral Street, Kenilworth Street, 
Stirling Street, Riverina Road, Carisbrooke Street, Carlisle 
Street, Dumbarton Street, Enmore Street, Sherbourne Street, 
William Street west of Poor Street, Fletcher Street, Binney 
Street, Shepley Street, Kensington Street, Sutherland Street, 
York Street north of Haverhill Street, at the rate of $2.10 per 
foot, in such streets as are or may be accepted as Town Ways, and 
to appropriate a sum not in excess of $28,000.00 for this purpose. 

Took up Article 10: — 

Voted, at 3.46 p.m. — to accept as town ways, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen, the following named streets in Shaw- 
sheen Village, so called, as shown on plans filed with the Town 
Clerk: Argyle Street from Haverhill Street to Burnham Road, 
Arundel Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham Road, Ayer 

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Street from Sherbourne Street westerly, a distance of 300 feet, 
Balmoral Street from York Street to the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road, Binney Street from South Union Street easterly about 500 
feet, Carisbrooke Street from Balmoral Street to Burnham Road, 
Carlisle Street from Filter Bed Road westerly a distance of 446 
feet, Dumbarton Street from Stirling Street westerly to Filter 
Bed Road, Enmore Street from Haverhill Street southerly a 
distance of 1481 feet, Fletcher Street from South Union Street 
easterly about 545 feet, Kenilworth Street from South Union 
Street easterly to Riverina Road and from Main Street westerly 
to Poor Street, Kensington Street from Main Street to Poor 
Street, Riverina Road from Haverhill Street northerly to Kenil- 
worth Street, Shepley Street from South Union Street easterly 
about 375 feet, Sherbourne Street from William Street northerly 
about 252 feet, Stirling Street from Haverhill Street to northerly 
side of Sutherland Street, Sutherland Street from Stirling Street 
westerly to Filter Bed Road, William Street from Poor Street 
westerly about 1950 feet, York Street from Haverhill Street 
northerly about 1170 feet. 

Took up Article 11: — 

Voted, at 4.20 p.m. — to accept the report of the Trustees of 
Memorial Hall Library which was as follows : 

The Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library, as instructed at 
the last annual town meeting, have made a careful study of the 
needs of the library. They have reached the conclusion that any 
changes in the building should provide for doubling the stock or 
book-shelf capacity which is already seriously inadequate, should 
furnish a separate reading-room for children, should enlarge the 
present reading room, should secure adequate quarters for the 
library staff where the cataloging and other administrative work 
can be carried on, should remove the Cornell Art Collection from 
its present inaccessible and dangerous location and should make 
the Memorial Hall of the second story into a real hall available 
as a meeting place for patriotic or other civic organizations. In 
addition they believe that in connection with these changes the 
exterior appearance of the building should be so altered as to 
make it more attractive and more in keeping with the traditions 
and dignity of the town. 

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It is their opinion that the sketch plans prepared by Mr. 
Carlson of the firm of Coolidge & Carlson of Boston, which have 
been before the public for several months now, meet these re- 
quirements. By means of an addition on the north side of the 
present building they provide a well lighted children's reading- 
room in the basement 36 feet x 28 feet with a separate entrance, 
for two floors of stock room corresponding to present first-floor 
levels and for a gallery for the Cornell Collection opening from 
the present second-story hall. The addition also contains offices 
for the library staff. By these plans, the present Mansard roof 
would be removed and a colonial roof substituted and corre- 
sponding changes made in the present windows. The front 
entrance would be rebuilt including both first and second stories. 
The Memorial Hall would be floored over and seating arrange- 
ments provided for about 200 people. The present wooden book- 
shelves would be replaced by steel stacks; the wooden stair case 
replaced with iron and the entire building repainted inside and 
out. New electric wiring and an adequate ventilating system are 
planned. An allowance is made for additional heating if found 
necessary. 

In short we believe that these plans will provide an attractive, 
efficient library building which will serve the needs of the town 
for a generation. 

Estimates have been made, as carefully as can be done without 
complete specifications, and a reasonable average taken of the 
three submitted. This gives a figure of between $88,000.00 and 
$89,000.00 as the probable cost. The trustees therefore recommend 
the appropriation of $90,000.00 as provided in the article in the 
town warrant. 

Respectfully submitted 

N. C. HAMBLIN, 
For the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library 

Voted, at 4.25 p.m. — That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$90,000. for the purpose of making such changes in the building 
and equipment of the Memorial Hall Library as are recommended 
by the Trustees thereof, $40,000.00 to be appropriated out of the 
tax levy of the year 1926, and the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized and 

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directed to prepare, issue and sell bonds or notes of the Town to 
an amount not exceeding $50,000.00 to pay the balance, said bonds 
or notes to be payable in annual payments of $10,000.00 in the 
years 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931, and at such rate of interest, 
not exceeding 5% per annum, payable semi-annually, as the 
Treasurer and Board of Selectmen may deem expedient, bearing 
on the face the words "Memorial Hall Library Loan 1926," 
signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the Selectmen, all 
in conformity with Chapter 44 of the General Laws, and that the 
Trustees be authorized to have the construction carried out in 
accordance with this report. 

Yeas 195 — Nays 46. 

Took up Article 12 : — 

Voted, at 4.33 p.m. — request not granted. 

Took up Article 13 : — 

Voted, at 4.35 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $3000.00 for 
the purpose of making a survey and maps for use in the Asses- 
sors' Department. 

Took up Article 14: — 

Voted, at 4.36 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $1500.00 for 
the purchase and installation of new scales to replace those in the 
rear of the Town Hall. 

Took up Article 15 : — 

Voted, at 4.46 p.m. — to establish a planning board in ac- 
cordance with the General Laws, Chapter 41, Sections 70-72 and 
to adopt the following By-Law : 

Section 1. A board of five members is hereby created and 
established, to be known as the planning board. At the annual 
town meeting to be held in the month of March, 1926, there shall 
be elected one member to serve for one year, one member to serve 
for two years, one member to serve for three years, one member 
to serve for four years and one member to serve for five years, 
and thereafter there shall be elected at the annual meeting in 
each year one member of such board to serve for the term of five 
years. 

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Section 2. Vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled as 
provided in General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11. 

Section 3. The duties of such board shall be such as are stated 
in Chapter forty-one, sections seventy to seventy-two, of the 
General Laws, and further to consider and advise upon municipal 
improvements either at the request of other officials of the town 
or upon its own initiative. It shall consider and develop a town 
plan, with special attention to main ways, land developments, 
zoning, playgrounds and parks and sites for permanent school 
plants. The board shall meet at regular intervals. It may hold 
public meetings. It shall at all times have access to public 
documents or information in the possession of any town official 
or department. It shall examine the plans for the exterior of any 
public building, monument or similar feature, and for the devel- 
opment and treatment of the grounds about the same before the 
adoption thereof, and may make such recommendations thereon 
as it may deem needful. It may provide for public lectures and 
other educational work in connection with its recommendations. 
It may incur expenses necessary to the carrying on of its work 
within the amount of its annual appropriations. 

Section 4. All plans for laying out, extending, discontinuing 
or changing the limits of any way, street, public park or square, 
and every purchase of land for the site of any public building, and 
all plans for the location, erection or alteration of public buildings, 
shall be submitted to said board for its opinion at least two weeks 
in advance of action by the board of selectmen. 

Section 5. Such board shall make a report to the town an- 
nually, giving information regarding the conditions of the town 
and any plans or proposals for the development of the town and 
estimates of the cost thereof. Such report shall be sent to the 
selectmen not later than such time in January in each year as the 
selectmen may prescribe or as may be prescribed by law in force 
relative to reports, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare. 

The following persons were elected by acclamation as members 
of the Planning Board : 

For one year, Roy E. Hardy; for two years, Roy M. Haynes; 
for three years, Irving Southworth; for four years, Granville K. 
Cutler; for five years, Charles H. Forbes. 

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Took up Article 16 : — 

Voted, at 4.58 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $1000.00 to be 
expended under the direction of the War Memorial Committee 
for the further study of a War Memorial. 

Took up Article 17 : — 

Voted, at 4.59 p.m. — to accept the provision of Section 25A 
of Chapter 41 of the General Laws as enacted by Chapter 14 of 
the Act of 1921 relative to the appointment of assistant assessors. 

Took up Article 18 : — 

Voted, at 5.25 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $2700.00 for 
the purchase of an ambulance and necessary equipment to be in 
charge of the Fire Department. 

Took up Article 19: — 

Voted, at 5.37 p.m. — That it is the sentiment of the residents 
of Andover in town meeting assembled that the work of recon- 
structing Main Street from Andover Square to Stimpson's bridge 
be investigated in cooperation with the State Highway Com- 
mission and the Board of County Commissioners. 

Took up Article 20: — 

Voted, at 5.38 p.m. — to accept as a town way, as laid out by 
the Board of Selectmen, a street known as Stonehedge Street, 
leading from Salem Street through land of Mabel J. Trott. 

Took up Article 21 : — 

Voted, at 5.55 p.m. — to authorize the Board of Public Works 
to extend the water main from its present terminus on Corbett 
Street along Corbett Street to Corbett Road, thence along 
Corbett Road north to the intersection of Julian Street, and 
appropriate the sum of $7000.00 therefor. 

Took up Article 22: — 

Voted, at 5.58 p.m. — to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
appoint an Inspector of Wires and appropriate the sum of $200.00 
therefor. 

Took up Article 23 : — 

Voted, at 5.59 p.m. — that the taxes be collected by the 
Collector, that he receive a salary of $2000.00 per year and that 

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interest be charged at the rate of 6 per cent per annum from 
October 15th on all taxes remaining unpaid after November 1st. 

Took up Article 24 : — 

Voted, at 6.00 p.m. — that the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1926, and to issue a note or 
notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts in- 
curred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Took up Article 25 : — 

Voted, at 6.01 p.m. — that all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 
Water Loan $372.83; Outfall Sewer $6395.66; Essex Sanatorium 
Refund $22292.88; McCarthy Land Taking $750.00; War Bonus 
Surplus $4299.01; Memorial Hall Library $2032.65; Memorial 
Hall Library Special $450.00. 

Took up Article 26: — 

Voted, at 6.02 p.m. — that the Report of the Town Officers be 
accepted. 

Took up Article 27 : — 

Voted, at 6.03 p.m. — Motion in regard to North Main Street 
made by Mr. O'Connell incorporated under Article 19. 

That the Moderator appoint a War Memorial Committee to 
report at next Town Meeting. 

Voted, at 6.07 p.m. — that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 



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FINANCIAL REPORT 



SCHOOLS 



GENERAL EXPENSE 

Salaries : 

Superintendent $4238 . 42 

Attendance Officer 100 . 40 

Clerk 1014.00 

$5352.82 

Office and Miscellaneous 92 . 38 

$5445.20 

EXPENSE OF INSTRUCTION 

Supervisors : 

Salaries $2483 . 56 2483 . 56 

Teachers : 

High 22853.91 

Elementary 61625.43 



Textbooks : 
High 
Elementary 

Supplies: 
High 
Elementary 



EXPENSE OF OPERATION 
Janitors: 

High $2332.40 

Elementary 5854.33 



$630.02 
2318.63 


$948.28 
1301.38 



84479.34 



2948 . 65 



2249.66 



81186.73 



Amount carried forward $105793 . 14 

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Amount brought forward 
Fuel: 
High $868.77 
Elementary 4367 . 78 


$105793.14 
5236.55 
1720.57 

5624.75 

2556.21 
7010.51 

806.73 

1874.49 

363.92 
3647.95 


Miscellaneous: 
High 
Elementary 


$543.03 
1177.54 


Repairs : 
High 
Elementary 


MAINTENANCE 

$960.63 
4664.12 


AUXILIARY AGENCIES 
Health: 

High $393.00 
Elementary 2163.21 


Transportation : 
High 
Elementary 


$2040.77 
4969.74 


Tuition : 
High 
Elementary 


MISCELLANEOUS 

$411.40 
395.33 


Sundries : 
High 

Elementary 


$580.83 
1293.66 


Grounds 

New Equipment 


OUTLAYS 

$363.92 
3647.95 

-orward 1 


Amount carried j 


$134634.82 



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A mount brought forward $ 1 34634 . 82 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND 

EXPENDITURES 

Appropriation $134635 . 00 

Total Expenditures 134634.82 



Balance . 18 



SMITH HUGHES FUND 



Received from State on account of Smith 




Hughes Fund 




Expended for salaries of Continuation 




School teachers : 




Carl M. Gahan 


$141.26 


Portia E. Clough 


177.92 



$319.18 



$319.18 



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TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman Selectmen, 
Assessor and Overseer 

Charles Bowman, Selectman, Assessor 
and Overseer 

Andrew McTernen, Selectman, Assessor 
and Overseer 

George A. Higgins, Town Treasurer 

George A. Higgins, Town Clerk and 
Clerk of Selectmen 

William B. Cheever, Tax Collector 

Edith P. Sellars, Clerk and Bookkeeper 

Mary Collins, Clerk 

Daniel J. Murphy, Town Counsel 

Charles T. Gilliard, Building Inspector 

John S. Robertson, Auditor 

Louis S. Finger, Auditor 

Harry Sellars, Auditor 

Assistant Assessors 

Smart & Flagg, Bonds 

Office Equipment 

Board of Assessors, expenses and sup- 
plies 

Board of Selectmen, expenses and 
supplies 

Tax Collector's expenses and supplies 

Town Clerk's expenses and supplies 

Town Treasurer's expenses and supplies 

Auditors' expenses 

Amount carried forward 



$14300.00 



$900.00 

800.00 

800.00 
1800.00 

1400.00 
2000.00 
1560.00 
936.00 
765.85 
500.00 
200.00 
200.00 
200.00 
548.00 
467.50 
449.85 

343.67 

99.42 
191.08 
74.69 
77.45 
11.12 

$14324.63 



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Amount brought forward $14324 . 63 $14300 . 00 

Overseers' expenses and supplies 

Telephone 

Division of Accounts, certification of 

notes 
Alvah P. Wright, Field Driver 
Alfred E. Stearns, Moderator 
Elmer H. Shattuck, Fish Warden 

Total expenditure 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 163.87 



$26 


.84 


35 


.40 


32 


.00 


25 


.00 


10 


.00 


10 


.00 


14463 


.87 



$14463.87 $14463.87 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropriation 


$4250.00 


William C. Brown, Janitor 


$1249.95 


Labor 


34.00 


Equipment and repairs, Town House 


816.67 


Equipment and repairs, other buildings 


46.14 


Fuel 


641.00 


Lighting 


372.79 


Police Duty 


64.50 


Miscellaneous 


114.11 


Total expenditure 


$3339.16 


Balance 


910.84 



$4250.00 $4250.00 



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ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation 

Precinct Officers 

Precinct One 

Precinct Two 

Precinct Three 

Precinct Four 
New Booths 
Registrars of Voters 
Printing and Advertising 
Police Duty 
Janitor Service 
Transportation 
Lunches 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$300.00 


156. 


00 


162 


50 


177. 


00 


177. 


.85 


132 


00 


357, 


.70 


58 


.00 


21 


.00 


30 


.50 


25 


.50 


17 


69 


$1615 


.74 


384 


.26 



$2000.00 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



Appropriation 

Lotta Johnson, Nurse, salary 

Lotta Johnson, use of car 

Lotta Johnson, Inspector of Slaughtering 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, salary 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, fumigation 

Franklin H. Stacey, salary 

Franklin H. Stacey, fumigation and supplies 

B. T. Haynes, salary 

B. T. Haynes, fumigation 

Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Philip W. Blake, Services 

Joseph P. Nolan, Plumbing Inspector 

John S. Buchan, Plumbing Inspector 

Essex Sanatorium, board of patients 

Returning births 

Returning deaths 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$1500.00 


200 


.00 


200 


.00 


75 


.00 


93 


00 


50 


00 


294 


42 


50 


00 


12 


00 


350 


00 


15 


00 


74 


00 


10 


00 


587 


60 


38 


75 


. 25 


25 


51 


78 


$3626.80 


873 


20 



$4500.00 



$4500.00 $4500.00 



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PRINTING 

Appropriation $ 1 500 . 00 

The Andover Press, printing $612.50 

Smith & Coutts, printing 410.25 



Total expenditure 
Balance 


1022.75 

477.25 




$1500.00 $1500.00 


STREET LIGHTING 


Appropriation 

Lawrence Gas Co. 

John S. Robertson, expenses 


$17500.00 

$13645.27 
2.25 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$13647.52 
3852.48 


HAY SCALES 


$17500.00 $17500.00 


Appropriation 

Special 

William C. Brown, weigher 

Building new scales 


$125.00 

1500.00 
$100.00 
1500.00 


Balance 


1600.00 
25.00 



$1625.00 $1625.00 
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TREE WARDEN AND MOTH DEPARTMENT 



MOTH WORK 




Appropriation 




E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 


$924.00 


Payrolls 


2056.12 


Equipment and repairs 


1395.09 


Team hire 


340.87 


Rent 


110.00 


Miscellaneous 


65.31 


Total expenditure 


4891.39 


Balance 


108.61 



$5000.00 





$5000.00 


$5000.00 


TREE WARDEN 






Appropriation 




$4000.00 


E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 
Payrolls 

Equipment and repairs 
Rent 
1 Miscellaneous 


$792.00 

2529.31 

539.85 

75.00 

39.40 




Total expenditure 
Balance 


$3975.56 
24.44 





$4000.00 $4000.00 



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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 




• $5500.00 


F. A. Swanton, Supt. 


$1500.00 




Pay rolls 


2740.39 




Maintenance of grounds 


596.58 




Equipment and repairs 


508.39 




Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


100.00 




Miscellaneous 


52.14 




Total expenditure 


5497.50 




Balance 


2.50 






$5500.00 


$5500.00 



Receipts 




Sale of lots 


$930.00 


Care of lots 


982.50 


Perpetual care 


813.50 


Interments and use of tomb 


574.00 


Foundations 


284.74 


Sundries 


15.00 



$3599.74 



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STATE TAXES 



Andover's proportion of State Tax $40200 . 00 

Andover's proportion of Highway Tax 4293 . 82 

Soldier's Exemption 36.38 

Treasurer of Commonwealth $44530.20 



$44530.20 $44530.20 



COUNTY TAX 



Andover's proportion of County Tax $35673 . 58 

Treasurer, Essex County $35673.58 



$35673.58 $35673.58 



MEMORIAL DAY 

Appropriation $600 . 00 

[esse S. Billington, Quartermaster $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 



WAR MEMORIAL 



appropriation $1000. 00 

trchitects and Engineers' Services $999 . 64 

Balance . 36 



$1000.00 $1000.00 
39 



POST 99, G. A. R. 

Appropriation $200 . 00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $200.00 



RETIREMENT OF VETERANS 



Total expenditure 649 . 50 

Balance 50.50 



40 



$200.00 $200.00 



: 






Appropriation $300 . 00 

Paid to Veteran $300.00 



$300.00 $300.00 



PUBLIC DUMP 

Appropriation $700 . 00 

Neils Sorenson, keeper $262.50 

The Anchor Post Iron Works 387 . 00 



$700.00 $700.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 




$29000.00 


Charles F. Emerson, Chief 




$2390.52 


Wages, permanent men 




16834.00 


Wages, call men 




2861.16 


Fire Alarm 




722.00 


Equipment, maintenance and 


repairs 


1983.33 


Maintenance buildings and grounds 


1122.90 


New Equipment 




879.37 


Fuel 




868.79 


Horses, care of same 




682.23 


Light 




315.66 


Telephone 




153.65 


Janitor, Ballardvale 




100.00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenditure 




64.48 


28978.09 


Balance 




21.91 



$29000.00 $29000.00 



BRUSH FIRES 



Appropriation 

Payrolls 

Equipment and repairs 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



41 



$434.50 
218.67 

653.17 
346.83 



$1000.00 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 


$23640.00 


Frank M. Smith, Chief 


$2184.00 


Pay roll, patrolmen 


17484.81 


Wages, special police 


991.06 


Maintenance, equipment and repairs 


1064.47 


New equipment 


806.74 


Telephone 


272.75 


Light 


83.24 


Dog Officer 


93.00 


Miscellaneous 


187.63 


Total expenditure 


23167.70 


Balance 


472.30 




$23640.00 $23640.00 



ANDOVER POST NO. 8, AMERICAN LEGION 



Appropriation 

Paid for 
Rent 

Janitor Service 
Fuel 
Light 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$1000.00 



$550.00 
236.87 
160.00 

52.33 

999.20 
.80 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



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POMPS POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



m 

Appropriation 


$1500.00 


Equipment 


$608.48 


Maintenance 


162.39 


Frank McBride, guard 


450.00 


John A. Robertson, guard 
Total expenditure 


275.00 


1495.87 


Balance 


4.13 


$1500.00 $1500.00 


I INTEREST 




Appropriation 


$36000.00 


Sewer Loans 


$9023.75 


Temporary Loans 


6490.40 


Water Loans 


4325.00 


Tuberculosis Hospital Loan 


2528.75 


Main Street Loan 


900.00 


High School Loans 


2240.00 


Shawsheen Bridge Loan 


118.76 


Shawsheen School Loan 


8755.00 


Total expenditure 


$34381.66 


Balance 


1618.34 



$36000.00 $36000.00 



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ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 



Appropriation 

Essex County, maintenance 



$4861.60 



$4861.60 



$4861.60 $4861.60 



TEMPORARY LOANS 



Andover National Bank, Notes 88-98 Rate 3.79 
Andover National Bank, Notes 99-101 " 3.52 
Andover National Bank, Note 102 " 3.93 



Andover National Bank, paid 



$200000.00 

100000.00 

25000.00 

$325000.00 
325000.00 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



Appropriation 


$68500.00 


Nine Water Bonds 


$9000.00 


Twelve Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 


Six High School Bonds 


6000.00 


Twelve Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 


Twenty Main Street Bonds 


20000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 


Shawsheen Bridge Bonds 


2500.00 



$68500.00 $68500.00 



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INSURANCE 



Appropriation 

Merrimack Mut. Fire Ins. Co 
Smart & Flagg, Agents 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



is. Co. 


$5014.21 
127.48 


$6000.00 




5141.69 
858.31 






$6000.00 


$6000.00 



INSPECTOR OF WIRES 



Appropriation 




$200.00 


Bertrand L. George, Inspector, salary 
Printing 


$112.50 
21.90 




Total expenditure 
Balance 


134.40 
65.60 






$200.00 


$200.00 


LAND TAKING 






Appropriation 




$750.00 


John W. McCarthy 
Transferred from Reserve Fund 


$875.00 


125.00 



$875.00 $875.00 



45 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Transferred from Reserve Fund $197.65 

Howard J. Mailey 
Robert Dobbie 
George W. Squires 
Frank H. Dushame 
M. M. Converse 
Bernard J. Malonson 

Total expenditure $197 . 65 $197 . 65 



$50 


.00 


31 


.39 


7 


.00 


75 


.00 


29 


.26 


5, 


.00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



Appropriation 




$400.00 


Winthrop K. White, salary 


$350.00 




Miscellaneous 


37.28 




Total expenditure 


387.28 




Balance 


12.72 






$400.00 


$400.00 


AMBULANCE 






Appropriation . 


~ 


$2700.00 


Robinson-Toohey Company 


$2700.00 





$2700.00 $2700.00 
46 



ASSESSORS' SURVEY 

Appropriation $3000 . 00 

Morse & Dickinson $2107 . 50 



Total expenditure 2107.50 

Balance 892.50 



$3000.00 $3000.00 



PLAYSTEAD LAND TAKING 



War Bonus Surplus 




$4299.01 


Mary G. and Edith S. Keirstead 


$1320.00 




Charlotte H. Burtt 


673.28 




John S. Ronan 


1049.60 




Bridget C. and Joseph J. Foye 


344.80 




Total expenditure 


$3387.68 




Balance 


911.33 





$4299.01 $4299.01 



47 



CHARITIES DEPARTMENT 



The demands made on this department for Out of Almshouse 
relief have this year been larger than for many years resulting in a 
substantial overdraft of our appropriation for this work. 

Continued lack of employment in Andover has forced a greater 
number of our citizens to apply for aid, and business conditions, 
in other sections where our citizens are located, have been so far 
below normal that more than the usual amount of relief has been 
asked for, and given, by the City or Town in which they are 
located; these cities or towns being reimbursed by Andover. 

While we always have this condition to meet, the demands 
from citizens living out of Andover, but having a residence here, 
have been greater than ever before. 

We have asked for a larger appropriation this year than last, 
but trust that conditions may improve and that it may not be 
necessary to use the entire amount. 

The Almshouse is being kept in good repair, minor alterations 
and repairs being necessary each year to keep the building in a 
satisfactory condition. 

In making this year's budget we have anticipated a slight 
increase in the number of inmates. 

The care of the inmates is exceptional and we believe the Town 
is receiving splendid service from this branch of the Poor Depart- 
ment. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Overseers of the Poor 



48 



ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES 



Appropriation 




$8000.00 


Mrs. F. A. Swanton, matron 


$900.00 




Wages, employees 


1356.50 




Groceries and provisions 


3430.37 




Fuel 


818.75 




Light 


255.28 




Clothing 


144.32 




Equipment and repairs 


701.67 




Maintenance, buildings and grounds 


118.65 




Water 


80.00 




Medicine and medical aid 


78.10 




Burial 


55.00 




Telephone 


19.10 




Miscellaneous 


40.91 


• 


Total expenditure 


$7998.65 




Balance 


1.35 






$8000.00 


$8000.00 


OUTSIDE RELIEF 






Appropriation 




$6500.00 


Paid for town cases 


$6240.24 




Paid other cities and towns 


1259.35 




Paid State 


413.86 






7913.45 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 




1124.68 


Transferred from Mothers' Aid 




288.77 



$7913.45 $7913.45 
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AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

Appropriation $6000 . 00 

Town cases $3041.07 

Paid other town 300 . 04 

Paid account other town 440 . 00 



Transferred to Outside Relief 
Balance 


. 3781.11 

288.77 

1930.12 



$6000.00 S S6000.00 



STATISTICS OF ANDOVER ALMSHOUSE 

Number of inmates January 1, 1926 10 

Number admitted 4 

Number of deaths 1 

Number discharged 1 

Number of inmates January 1, 1927 12 

Number between eighty and ninety 3 

Number between seventy and eighty 7 

Number between sixty and seventy 1 

Number between fifty and sixty 1 

MRS. F. A. SWANTON, Matron 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 

Appropriation $2000.00 

Total expenditure $1020 . 92 

Balance 979.08 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



STATE AID 

Appropriation $500 . 00 

Total expenditure $212.00 

Balance 288.00 



$500.00 s $500.00 



50 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Appropriation 

Dog Licenses 
Received, Income 
Received, Fines 
Received, Lost Books 
Approved bills 
Balance 





$5000.00 




843.16 




3710.77 




158.99 




6.35 


$9602.27 




117.00 





$9719.27 $9719.27 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY BUILDING 



Appropriation 

Appropriation, 1925 

Premium and interest on Bonds 

E. W. Pitman Co. 

Smart & Flagg, Insurance 

Coolidge & Carlson, Architects 

W. H. Welch Co., Plumbing and Heating 

Louis C. Cyr, Contractor 

George W. Home Co., Roofer 

C. A. Hill, Electrical Work 

Old Colony Trust Co., certification of Bonds 

Total Expenditure 
Balance 





$90000.00 




450.00 


- 


178.89 


$615.93 




1218.42 




4583.70 




2214.30 




28509.00 




2125.00 




500.00 




3 150.00 




$39916.35 




50712.54 





$90628.89 $90628.89 



51 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year ending 1926 : — 

The work and plan of keeping up the cemetery has been 
carried on to the same high degree. 

Owing to the amount of valuable equipment and tools the 
Trustees found our old wooden building inadequate and so voted 
to build a new house of tile and cement to insure same from 
destruction. This building is to be built east of the main en- 
trance on the new side, and large enough to last a generation. 

Lots are still being made and many have been sold on the 
East side. On the hill a lot or circle 50 feet wide has been laid 
out for the Legion and in time will be a beautiful lot. 

As yet, no one has been elected to fill the vacancy of the late 
Daniel H. Poor. 

The Trustees ask for $6500.00 to carry on the work and de- 
velopment of the cemetery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
EVERETT M. LUNDGREN 
J. WILLIAM STARK 
FRED A. SWANTON 
FRED E. CHEEVER 

Fred E. Cheever, Clerk of Board of Trustees. 



52 



STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots sold as per last report 594 

Number sold in 1926 13 

Total number sold 607 

Total number single graves sold 215 

Number of interments as per last report 1818 

Number of interments in 1926 56 

Total number of interments 1874 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 



53 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 

To the Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen : — I hereby submit my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1926. 

Number of cattle inspected 1345 

Number of swine inspected 569 

Number of sheep inspected 16 

Number of stables inspected 136 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 15 

Number of stables disinfected 9 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released t 281 

Number of dogs quarantined 23 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 3 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

Inspector of A nimals 



54 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: — I herewith submit my report of the Building 
Inspector's Department for the year 1926. 

One hundred seventy-seven permits were granted to erect and 
remodel the following buildings : 

Dwellings 17 

Two-Family Dwellings 5 

Garages 57 

Additions and Alterations 57 

Camps 4 

Hen Houses , 13 

Work Shops 1 

Stores 5 

Sheds 11 

Greenhouses 1 

Log Cabins 1 

Store Houses 1 

Barns 3 

Boat Houses* 1 

177 

The dormitories, etc., which contain eight or more rooms above 
the second story were inspected to see that they comply with the 
law relative to safety appliances, and a report of each building 
was forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

There are at present thirty-nine elevators in Town. These 
elevators were inspected and a report of each sent to the Com- 
missioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Building Inspector 

55 



REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



In submitting my annual report I would say that the Brown 
Tail moth situation in the Town of Andover at the present time 
is more favorable than in 1924 and 1925. We have found fewer 
nests and conditions are somewhat improved. 

I find, however, an increase in Gypsy Moths in 1926 over 1924 
and 1925 and it seems to me this work should be carried along on 
the same basis as in the past year. 

I therefore recommend that the town appropriate $5000., 
being the same amount as appropriated last year. This amount 
is necessary if the work is to be done in a satisfactory manner. 

Respectfully, 

E. BURKE THORNTON 

Moth Superintendent 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



There is a great deal of work to do in this department, taking 
care of the shade trees and cutting bushes in the outlying dis- 
tricts. Andover has many miles of country roads with brush 
growing thick on the sides. This should be cut and cleaned up on 
account of the heavy automobile traffic of today. 

It is necessary to appropriate more money for this work and I 
recommend the sum of five thousand dollars ($5000.). 

Respectfully, 

E. BURKE THORNTON 

Tree Warden 



56 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 

Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the Andover Fire Department 
from January 1, 1926, to January 1, 1927. 

During this time the department has answered 124 bell and 
26 still alarms. 

We have laid 11140 feet of 2j^-inch hose using 1260 gallons of 
chemical and 736 feet of ladders. 

The value of buildings where fires have occurred is $325400 . 00, 
loss on same $19001.00 mostly covered by insurance. 

The equipment consists of one combination hose and chemical ; 
one ladder truck; one combination hose, chemical, and pump; 
one horse drawn hose wagon; one exercise wagon; two sets of 
harnesses; one tip cart; two sleds; two horses; one brush fire 
truck; one ambulance; 6800 feet of 2j^-inch hose. 

We have painted the Ballardvale engine house and connected 
the underground wires on Main Street. 

I recommend that the Town purchase a seven hundred and 
fifty gallon pump as the pump that is in service now was pur- 
chased in (1914) nineteen and fourteen. 

The ambulance was installed on June 9 and from June 9, 1926, 
to January 1, 1927 we have answered (88) eighty-eight calls to 
move sick and injured persons to their home or hospitals. 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



57 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen. 
Gentlemen: — 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1926. 

Whole number of arrests 184. Males 181 ; Females 3. 

OFFENSES 

Assault 2 

Drunks 18 

Drunk and disturbance 4 

Violation fish and game law 9 

Escaped from and returned to State Hospital 3 

Violation motor vehicle law (minor offenses) 90 

Operating motor vehicle while under influence of liquor 14 

Operating motor vehicle without registration 4 

Operating motor vehicle without license 5 

Operating motor vehicle to endanger the lives and safety 

of the public 5 

Operating motor vehicle without consent of owner 2 

Larceny 3 

Violation liquor law 6 

Breaking and entering 
Bastardy 
Vagrancy 
Trespass 

Setting fires without permit 
Disturbance 

Peddling without license 
Violation Board Health Law 
Lewdness 
Lost children 5 

Total 184 

58 



DISPOSITION OF CASES 



Appealed 




7 


Paid fines in Lower Court 




113 


On probation 




12 


On file 




1 


Discharged 




13 


Committed to Danvers Infirmary (insane) 




6 


Committed to Tewksbury Infirmary 




2 


Committed to House of Correction 




7 


Suspended sentence to House of Correction 




1 


Lost children (returned to homes) 




5 


Continued for sentence 




11 


Held for Grand Jury 




5 


Held for out-of-town officers 




1 


Total 




184 


MISCELLANEOUS 






Paid fines in Lower Court 




$2385.00 


Fines paid in Superior Court 




100.00 


Value of property reported stolen 




1975.00 


Value of property recovered 




900.00 


Police equipment 




1000.00 


Traffic signs and flashers 




800.00 


Dead bodies cared for 




6 


Doors found open and secured 




130 


SUPERIOR COURT FINDINGS 






No bill found 




2 


Cases pending 




4 


On probation 




1 


Paid fines 




2 


Nol-prossed 




2 


Filed 




1 


Not guilty 




3 


Found guilty (committed to Concord Reformatory for 


two 


and one-half years) 




2 


Respectfully submitted 


> 


FRANK 


M. SMITH 


k 


Chief of Police 



59 



CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 




$5000.00 


Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$1000.00 




Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Central Savings Bank 


1000.00 




City Institution for Savings 


1000.00 


$5000.00 


Receipts 






Balance from last account 


$344.19 




Receipts 


245.00 


$589.19 


Expenditures 




Expended for coal and wood 


$302.00 




Balance on hand 


287.14 


CsfiO 1Q 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 

Trustees 



60 



TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 

(June 30th, 1926) 



Abbott, Newton S. 
Allen, William A. 
Armitage, Charles H. 
Aver ill, George L. 
Bailey, Charles L. 
Bailey, Henry B. 
Bailey, Ralph 
Bailey, Samuel H. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Bassett, Arthur W. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Buchan, Charles S. 
Burke, John J. 
Burns, David F. 
Cates, A. Lincoln 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
Carter, George M. 
Chase, Herbert F. 
Clark, Thomas F. 
Cole, Roscoe K. 
Coleman, Walter H. 
Comeau, Arthur N. 
Coutts, William C. 
Deyermond, Robert V. 
Dick, Alexander 
Donald, Walter S. 
Doyle, Thomas F. 
Disbrow, George W. 
Doherty, Martin 



Carpenter 

Music Store 

Operative 

Farmer 

Retired 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Retired 

Clerk 

Ins. Collector 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Furniture Business 

Finisher 

Signal Operator 

Gardener 

Salesman 

Farmer 

Storekeeper 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Retired 

Carpenter 

Retired 

Laborer 7 

Retired 

Retired 

Fireman 

Farmer 

Retired 

61 



River Rd. 

30 Chestnut St. 

124 Haverhill St. 

Reservation St. 

* Main St. 

High Plain Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

Lowell June. 

Hidden Rd. 

88 Chestnut St. 

Pleasant St. 

Pleasant St. 

81 Central St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

47 Whittier St. 

54 Salem St. 

High Plain Rd. 

Summer St. 

86 Haverhill St. 

115 Elm St. 

42 Chestnut St. 

Highland Rd. 

60 Maple Ave. 

Washington Ave. 

3 Cuba St. 

Union St. 

Holt Rd. 

Chandler Rd. 

Harding St. 



Doherty, William J. 
Dunnells, George C. 
Fleming, Edward, Jr. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Flaherty, Michael J. 
Garland, George M. 
Gordon, Alexander 
Gordon, William 
Gould, Milo H. 
Hannon, Patrick J. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Hill, Paul 
Hill, Ira B. 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Holt, George E. 
Hovey, James H. 
Hulme, Samuel P. 
Jaques, Robert 
Jaquith, Newton 
Jenkins, Charles B. 
Keane, Mark M. 
Kendall, Frank H. E. 
Lawson, John B. 
Lee, Harry F. 
Lynch, Joseph F. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, George M. 
McBride, Frank 
McDonald, Frank S. 
Mclntyre, William D. 
Miller, George R. 
Mitchell, William G. 
Morrison, John L. 
Morrissey, William B. 
Morse, J. Frank 
Mosher, James R. 
Nason, Harry G. 
Newton, Charles M. 



Contractor 

Watchman 

Chauffeur 

Farmer 

Spinner 

Eictrician 

Belt Maker 

Machinist 

Farmer 

Retired 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Night Watchman 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Real Estate 

Farmer 

Electrician 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Machinist 

Farmer 

Switchman 

Clerk 

Painter 

Janitor 

P. O. Clerk 

Clerk 

Salesman 

Machinist 

Retired 

Electrician 

Rubber Worker 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Poultry Business 



21 Harding St. 

6 Sutherland St. 

54 Haverhill St. 

Pleasant St. 

River St. 

Propect Hill Rd. 

82 Poor St. 

82 Poor St. 

Gould Rd. 

Elm St. 

13 Chestnut St. 

Jenkins Rd. 

Lupine Rd. 

67 High St. 
8 Summer St. 

66 Chestnut St. 

Main St. 

Brook St. 

River St. 

Main St. 

54 Chestnut St. 

Moraine St. 

7 Chestnut St. 

9 Chestnut St. 

Pleasant St. 

Tewksbury St. 

Whittier St. 

Main St. 

Chestnut St. 

129 Chestnut St. 

Andover St. 

Center St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

68 Elm St. 
66 Poor St. 

41 Whittier St. 

21 Balmoral St. 

Clark Rd. 

Boutwell Rd. 



62 



Nolan, Joseph P. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
O'Donnell, John A. 
Otis, Fred E. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pike, Warren G. 
Pitman, Joseph I. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Purcell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard F. 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Robinson, William C. 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank J. 
Sherry, Richard 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Stewart, James 
Todd, Henry 
Trow, Henry J. 
Valentine, Franklin S. 
Walker, Salmond C. 
Ward, George D. 
Ward, Paul A. 
White, Winthrop K. 
Whitman, David O. 



Plumber 

Farmer 

Moulder 

Switchman 

Paper Maker 

Janitor 

Contractor 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Electrician 

Baker 

Gardener 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Blacksmith 

Warp Dresser 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Moulder 

Clerk 

Retired 

Clerk 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Rubber Worker 



7 Cuba St. 

Lovejoy Rd. 

Center St. 

Marland St. 

7 Pine St. 

Chickering Ct. 

Lowell St. 

Laurel Lane 

17 Summer St. 

Center St. 

46 Chestnut St. 

36 Elm St. 

79 Haverhill St. 

Missionary Lane 

Argilla Rd. 

Center St. 

Center St. 

427 No. Main St. 

19 Avon St. 

High St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

High St. 

Red Spring Rd. 

60 Poor St. 

River St. 

20 Elm St. 

Chester St. 

Lowell St. 

Bellevue Rd. 

Reservation St. 

9 Pine St. 



63 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



We herewith submit our annual report : 

Number of males assessed, 2828 

Personal estate $4,719,473 . 00 

Real estate 12,820,300.00 

Poll tax 

Tax on Personal estate 

Tax on Real estate 

Moth assessment 
Abatements 

Personal 

Real 

Rate of taxation per $1000 $28 . 80 

Number of 

Horses assessed 293 

Cows assessed 957 

Neat cattle 100 

Swine assessed 186 

Fowl 23,034 

Dwellings 2,206 

Acres of land 17,664 



SP 


i',J07,/ IJ.W 


5,656.00 




135,920.87 




369,224.64 






510,801.51 






1,865.30 


189.65 




161.28 


3^0 QT. 



64 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 



Number of Polls, 34 
Personal estate 
Real estate 

Tax Polls 

Tax on Personal estate 

Tax on Real estate 



$2600 


.00 


6700 


.00 


68 


.00 


74 


.88 


192 


.96 



$9300.00 



335.84 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Board of Assessors 



65 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other Property 


J. ULal 


Town Hall 


$62900 


$8000 


$70900 


Fire Department 


48000 


30000 


78000 


Police Department 




500 


500 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library 


42000 


10000 


52000 


Water Department 


76950 


423050 


500000 


Sewer Department 


5000 


475000 


480000 


Highway Department 




5275 


5275 


Tree Warden and Moth De- 








partment 




5000 


5000 


Almshouse 


41000 


7500 


48500 


Park Department 


32200 




32200 


Cemeteries 


18000 


500 


18500 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Hay Scales 




1000 


1000 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


5000 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77000 


77000 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




75090 


75090 


9 acres land, Burnham Rd. 


2800 




2800 


Totals 


$825550 


$1128265 


$1953815 



66 



REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR 



1924 



Amount of warrant 


,. 


$17652.27 


Amount of moth warrant 




41.88 


Added to warrant 




3.32 


Interest 




1596.98 


Taxes collected 


$17060.88 




Moth collected 


40.58 




Interest 


1596.98 




Taxes abated 


594.71 




Moth abated 


1.30 





1925 



$19294.45 $19294.45 



Amount of warrant 




$57623.50 


Amount of moth warrant 




263.95 


Added to warrant 




16.82 


Interest 




1812.93 


Taxes collected 


$41013.49 




Moth collected 


217.55 




Interest 


1812.93 




Taxes abated 


806.91 




Moth abated 


1.15 




Taxes uncollected 


15819.92 




Moth uncollected 


45.25 





$59717.20 $59717.20 



67 



1926 



Amount of warrant 




$510801.51 


Amount of moth warrant 




1865.30 


Added to warrant 




439.64 


Interest 




198.47 


Taxes collected 


$431297.77 




Moth collected 


1671.05 




Interest 


198.47 




Taxes abated 


350.93 




Taxes uncollected 


79592.45 




Moth uncollected 


194.25 





$513304.92 $513304.92 

SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT, 1926 

Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 


Moth Work 


Interest 


Total 


1924 
1925 
1926 


$17060.88 

41013.49 

431297.77 


$40.58 

217.55 

1671.05 


$1596.98 

1812.93 

198.47 


$18698.44 

43043.97 

433167.29 




$489372.14 


$1929.18 


$3608.38 


s $494909.70 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



68 



BOARD OF HEALTH NURSE 
AND AGENT 

To the Board of Health. 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the year 
1926. There have been 464 contagious diseases reported, clas- 
sified and compared with 1925 and 1924 as follows: 





1926 


1925 


1924 


Influenza 


7 


28 


4 


Tuberculosis 


5 


12 


12 


Incephalitis Lethargica 











Typhoid Fever 


1 





1 


Scarlet Fever 


62 


16 


51 


Diphtheria 





7 


2 


Chicken Pox 


77 


31 


80 


Whooping Cough 


22 


100 


7 


Measles 


44 


164 


13 


Mumps 


199 


19 


45 


Suppurative Conjunctivitis 











Lobar Pneumonia 


15 


10 


8 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 





1 


1 


German Measles 


30 


14 


2 


Septic Sore Throat 


1 








Ophthalmia Neonatorum 











Gonorrhea 


1 


3 


2 


Syphilis 








1 


Rabies 












Totals 464 405 229 

69 



1926 


1925 


1924 


2 


6 


9 


8 


4 


2 





3 





3 


1 


2 












Deaths from Contagious Diseases 

Tuberculosis 
Lobar Pneumonia 
Diphtheria 
Influenza 
Scarlet Fever 

Totals 13 14 13 

During the year 1926 Andover has not had a single case of 
diphtheria, which seems to be a record year. If one will go back 
through the records of the town it will be found very noticeable 
that this has scarcely ever occurred before; and we all earnestly 
hope that this result has been obtained through the thorough 
work done in giving the Schick test, followed by treatment with 
Toxin-Antitoxin wherein a susceptible case was found. 

Scarlet Fever seems to be on the increase during the past few 
years. We have had many cases this year, but one cannot say 
that it has at any time been what could be called an epidemic. 
When a case broke out in a certain locality close watch was kept 
for further contacts, and after quarantine was established, and a 
point of incubation of the disease was reached for these contacts, 
no other case occurred. . When one reads daily of the great 
epidemics in a number of the cities and towns around us and how 
the health authorities have had to close schools and public places 
to abate this terrible disease, I suppose we must feel some grati- 
tude in this community. 

Mumps have occurred in epidemic form this year, this being 
the first epidemic in any disease in Andover since the year of the 
Influenza. The public look too lightly on mumps, thinking the 
malady does not amount to much, but I wish to state that many 
bad complications arise from this disease, which are not only 
uncomfortable, but dangerous. 

Parents have been careless in this respect, — by allowing their 
children to mix with the public in the early stages of the disease 
or before the disease has wholly subsided. Drastic measures will 
be taken to make all persons keep absolute quarantine in all 
contagious or infectious diseases. Rules and regulations as to the 
length of time of quarantine required for all diseases can be had 

70 



on request to the local Board of Health. Should these rules be 
violated the transgressor will be subject to punishment according 
to law. There has been one case of Typhoid Fever this year. 
In securing the history we find this case to have been an imported 
one. Several old cases of Tuberculosis have been hospitalized 
this year, and we have had comparatively few new cases reported 
to us ; the death rate has been very low. 

Statistics show that Ophthalmia Neonatorum is on the wane; 
this shows careful supervision on the part of the physician at the 
time of birth. Many complaints have been brought to the 
attention of this department concerning unscrupulous people 
throwing sacks of rubbish and refuse on the property in outlying 
districts; it became so obnoxious during July, August and 
September that the Board of Health had to appeal to the police to 
watch for these offenders. All persons will be punished who are 
found guilty of this misdemeanor, as there is a public dump 
provided for all waste. 

Clean-up week was a success this year and I am sure it is a 
satisfaction to the tenants and property owners to feel that this 
will be carried on and enforced in the future: thus protecting 
them from many annoying instances which occurred in the past. 

Most of the dairies in Andover would be a credit to any com- 
munity; they have constantly improved in the past five years. 
Many thousand quarts of milk are raised in Andover and being 
wholesaled out of this territory, as well as a large quantity being 
retailed here. The tests show a very good percentage of butter 
fats and we have been unable to trace any disease from the milk 
supply, which is a fine record for cleanliness and care. 

In concluding my report for the year I wish to state that the 
Clinic held in April for the underweight child has proven to be a 
success. The underweight child who has followed the instruc- 
tions given has gained to a certain extent. 

A Baby Clinic is being discussed at this time and in all proba- 
bility will be open to the public in the latter part of April or in May. 

Contagious diseases must be reported by the householder, if 
this is not done by a physician. Failure to obey this law means 
liability to a heavy penalty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R. N. 

71 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



Liabilities 

Water Bonds, 4% (2000) due 1927 
Water Bonds, 3^% (3000) due 1927 
Water Bonds, 4%% (4000) due 1927 
Sewer Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1927 
Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000) due 1927 
Sewer Bonds, 434% (5000) due 1927 
High School Loans, 4% (6000 due 1927) 
Main St. Loan, 4^% (20000 due 1927) 
Shawsheen School Bonds, 4}4% (12000 

due 1927) 
Essex Sanatorium Loan, 4J^% (7000 

due 1927) 
Library Bonds 4% (10000 due 1927) 



$24000.00 
20000.00 
24000.00 
50000.00 
28000.00 

135000.00 
51000.00 
20000.00 

194000.00 

56000.00 
50000.00 



$652000.00 



Assets 

Cash, General Fund 

Cash, Outfall Sewer 

Cash, Essex Sanatorium Refund 

Assessors' Survey 

Cash, War Bonus Surplus 

Cash, Memorial Hall Library Building 

Uncollected Taxes 
Uncollected Moth Work 



$49113.94 

6019.16 

23198.03 

892.50 

911.33 

50712.54 

95412.37 
239.50 



A mount carried forward 



$130847.50 



$95651.87 

$226499.37 
$226499.37 



72 



Amount brought forward 




$226499.37 


Commonwealth, State Aid 


$212.00 




Commonwealth, Mothers' Aid 


510.77 




Sewer Assessments 


6814.09 




Sinking Funds 


35293.14 




Water Rates due Jan. 1, 1927 


10101.47 


$52931.47 
$279430.84 


Balance against Town 




372569.16 




$652000.00 



73 



GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas., in 



Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Balance, Jan. 1 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonweal th 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 
Commonwealth 



Dr. 

1926, General Fund 

1926,Water Loan 

1926, Outfall Sewer 

1926, Essex Sanatorium Refund 

1926, McCarthy Land Taking 

1926, War Bonus Surplus 

1926, Memorial Hall Library 

1926, Memorial Hall Library, Special 

Corporation Tax 

Income Tax 

Reimbursement Land Taxes 

Street Railway Tax 

Bank Tax 

Smith Hughes School Fund 

Vocational Education 

School Tuition 

Tuberculosis Subsidy 

Moth Work 

State Aid 

Mothers' Aid 



Hawkers' Licenses 
Essex County, Dog Tax 
Andover National Bank, Notes 
Collector's Department, Taxes 
Collector's Department, Interest on Taxes 
Collector's Department, Moth Work 
Board of Public Works, Water Rates 
Board of Public Works, Service Pipe 
New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., Refund 
Board of Public Works, Highway 
Sewer Department, Construction 
Sewer Department, Assessments 
Sewer Department, Interest on Assessments 
Town House, Rentals 

Amount carried forward 



$77396.61 
372.83 
6395.66 
22292.88 
750.00 
4299.01 
2032.65 
450.00 
69687.81 
61945.74 
237.43 
844.38 
4219.47 
319.18 
1831.41 
534.18 
366.42 
49.51 
230.00 
1367.32 
126.00 
843.16 
325000.00 
489372.14 
3608.38 
1929.18 
41124.17 
4345.11 
.38 
48.88 
653.56 
2429.39 
45.00 
773.12 



125920.96 



74 



account with the town of Andover 

Cr. 



Orders Paid 




School Department 


$134634.82 


School Department, Smith Hughes 




Fund 


319.18 


Town Officers 


14463.87 


Municipal Buildings 


3339.16 


Police Department 


23167.70 


Fire Department 


28978.09 


Brush Fires 


653.17 


Board of Health 


3626.80 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


5497.50 


Printing 


1022.75 


Insurance 


5141.69 


Election and Registration 


1615.74 


Tree Warden 


3975.56 


Moth Department 


4891.39 


Street Lighting 


13647.52 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


387.28 


Public Dump 


649.50 


Pomp's Pond Baths 


1495.87 


Hay Scales 


1600.00 


Interest 


34381.66 


Water Bonds 


9000.00 


Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 


High School Bonds 


6000.00 


Main Street Bonds 


20000.00 


Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 


Shawsheen Bridge Bonds 


2500.00 


Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


9602.27 


Memorial Hall Library Building 


39916.35 


Memorial Day 


600.00 


Post 99, G. A. R. 


200.00 


Andover Post, No. 8, American 




Legion 


999.20 


Essex Sanatorium Maintenance 


4861.60 


Highway Department 


101388.80 


Amount carried forward 


$509857.47 



75 



GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas., in 

Dr. 



Amount brought forward 

Police Department 

Essex County, Killing Dogs 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

Sale of Lots 

Care of Lots 

Interments and use of tomb 

Foundations 

Sundries 
Board of Health, Licenses 
Liquor Licenses 
Inspector of Wires, Permits 
Building Inspector, Elevator License 
Gasoline Licenses 
Town Clerk, Licenses 
Almshouse 
Towns, Mothers' Aid 
Outside Relief, Reimbursement 
Memorial Hall Library 
Trial Justice Court, Fines 
School Department, Continuation School 
School Department, Tuition and Supplies 
Old Schoolhouse, Ballard vale, Rentals 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Hay Scales 

Phillips Academy, Street Lighting 
Tree Warden, Labor and Sale of Wood 
Andover National Bank, Interest on Deposits 
Andover National Bank, Interest Sanatorium Fund 
Grafton Co., Library Bonds 
Grafton Co., Premium 
Grafton Co., Interest 

Total 



$1125920 


i.96 


58 


;.55 


93 


.00 


930 


.00 


1796.00 


574.00 


284 


.74 


15 


.00 


28 


.50 


2 


.00 


79 


.00 




.50 


4 


.00 


257 


.75 


275 


.00 


346 


.67 


77, 


.14 


3876. 


11 


748, 


00 


533. 


68 


312. 


32 


350. 


00 


63. 


82 


19. 


75 


230. 


00 


270. 


87 


2311. 


53 


905. 


15 


50000. 


00 


140. 


00 


38. 


89 


$1190542.93 



76 



account with the town of Andover 



Cr. 



Amount brought forward 


$509857.47 


Sewer Department, Maintenance 


4988.63 


Sewer Department, Construction 


533.41 


Outfall Sewer 


376.50 


Water Department, Maintenance 


29992.61 


Water Department, Construction 


10363.24 


Water Department, Article 6 


15801.60 


Water Department, Article 21 


5288.35 


American Woolen Co., Water Mains 


28000.00 


Park Department 


2994.44 


Playstead, Article 7 


14967.40 


Playstead, Land Taking 


3387.68 


McCarthy Land Taking 


875.00 


Almshouse Expenses 


7998.65 


Outside Relief 


7913.45 


Mothers' Aid 


3781.11 


Soldiers' Relief 


$1020.92 


State Aid 


212.00 


War Memorial 


999.64 


Assessors' Survey 


2107.50 


Ambulance 


2700.00 


Inspector of Wires Department 


134.40 


County Tax 


35673.58 


Commonwealth, State Tax 


40200.00 


Commonwealth, Highway Tax 


4293.82 


Commonwealth, Soldiers' Exemption 


36.38 


Damages to Persons and Property 


197.65 


Andover National Bank, Notes 


325000.00 


Total expenditures 


$1059695.43 


Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1927 




General Fund 


$49113.94 


Outfall Sewer 


6019.16 


War Bonus Surplus 


911.33 


Memorial Hall Library Building 


50712.54 


Assessors' Survey 


892.50 


Essex Sanatorium Refund 


23198.03 




130847.50 




$1190542.93 



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Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 



Balance January 1, 1926 


$1318.70 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


60.35 


$1379.05 






Cr. 






Hey wood Wakefield Co. 


126.25 




Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1252.80 


$1379.05 






Draper Fund 






Dr. 






Balance January 1, 1926 


$1133.06 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


56.09 





$1189.15 

Cr. 
Knuepfer and Dimmock 50 . 00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1139. 15 

$1189.15 

Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1926 $367 . 33 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 18.57 

$385.90 



$385.90 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


385.90 


Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1, 1926 $571.30 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 26.62 


Cr. 

Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


45.00 
552.92 



$597.92 



$597.92 



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Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1926 $272 .42 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 13 . 52 



Cr. 
N. C. Hamblin $10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 275.94 



Holt Fund — School 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1926 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 


$213.52 
10.77 


Cr. 
W. A. Allen 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


$25.00 
199.29 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1926 $506.25 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 25 . 60 



Cr. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $531 . 85 



$285.94 



$285.94 



$224.29 



$224.29 



$531.85 



$531.85 



Isaac Giddings Burial Gr< 


>und Fund 




Dr. 






Balance January 1, 1926 


$1000.00 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


50.62 


$1050.62 






Cr. 






Jonathan E. Holt 


$50.62 




Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1000.00 


$1050.62 



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Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1926 $1079.72 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 54 . 02 



Cr. 



George D. Millett 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



— $1133.74 



$48.00 
1085.74 



133.74 



Cemetery Fund 

Perpetual Care 
Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1926 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 
Deposits for Perpetual Care 

Cr. 
Spring Grove Cemetery, for care of lots 
Private Cemeteries, for care of lots 
Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 



$39735.73 
2067.10 
4025.00 



$813.50 

801.75 

44212.58 



$45827.83 



$45827.83 



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AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 



We have examined the accounts of the several Town officers 
and find them correctly cast, with satisfactory vouchers for all 
payments. 

The funds in hands of the Treasurer have been verified and 
Bank Balances have been reconciled with Cash Book. Funds 
in Trust have been verified and accounts of Trustees examined. 

The accounts of the Tax Collector were examined and col- 
lections agree with Treasurer's account. Verification notices 
covering uncollected taxes were mailed October 30, 1926. 

The accounts of the Board of Public Works were examined. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover National 
Bank and Cash on hand $130,847.50. 

JOHN S. ROBERTSON 
HARRY SELLARS 
LOUIS S. FINGER 

Auditors 



Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of February, 
1927. 



Chester W. Holland, Notary Public. 
My commission expires August 9, 1929. 



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PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
HARRY H. NOYES, Clerk and Treasurer 

Rev. E. VICTOR BIGELOW MYRON E. GUTTERSON 
Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS JOHN H. CAMPION 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



PRINCIPAL FUND 
January 1, 1926 



Cash in Banks 


$30175.00 


Real Estate Mortgages 


46825.00 


* 


t 7 7000 no 




sl> // uuu . uu 


December 31, 1926 




Cash in Banks 


$36040.00 


Real Estate Mortgages 


40960.00 




1^77000 OO 




fl> / t UUU . uu 


RESERVE FUND 




January 1, 1926 




Cash in Savings Bank 


$2528.33 


Received from Income Account 


400.00 


Received from Interest 


137.97 




$3066.30 



December 31, 1926 

Cash in Savings Banks $3066 . 30 

INCOME 
January 1, 1926 

Cash on hand $2210.59 

Interest 4309.31 

$6519.90 



EXPENDITURES 

N. C. Hamblin, Principal $1030.00 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor 2430.00 

Rogers Agency, Insurance 25.00 

Transfer to Reserve 400 . 00 



A mount carried forward $3 8 8 5 . 00 

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Amount brought forward 

Andover National Bank, Box Rent 
Smart & Flagg, Insurance 
Harry H. Noyes, Treasurer 
Cash on hand 



$3885.00 

5.00 

14.80 

200.00 

2415.10 



BARNARD FUND 




January 1, 1926 




Cash on hand 


$25.50 


Dividends, Union Pacific Railroad 


40.00 


Prizes Awarded 




First 


$20.00 


Second 


12.00 


Third 


8.00 


December 31, 1926, Cash on hand 


25.50 



DRAPER FUND 
January 1, 1926 
Cash on hand 
Dividends (Savings Bank) 

December 31, 1926 

Cash in Savings Bank 



$6519.90 



$65.50 



$65 . 50 



$1522.88 
77.05 
$1599.93 

$1599.93 



GOLDSMITH FUND 
January 1, 1926 

Cash on hand, Savings Bank $277 . 75 

Dividends " " 14.02 

Prizes Awarded $10.00 

Cash in Savings Bank 281 . 77 

Examined : 

Harry Sellars 
John S. Robertson 
Louis S. Finger 



$291.77 



$291.77 



84 



REPORT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL 
COMMITTEE 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, Massachusetts: — 

In pursuance to the vote of the Town at the Annual Meeting in 
1926, authorizing the further study of a War Memorial, the 
Committee, appointed by the Moderator at said meeting, pro- 
cured the services of Mr. Daniel Chester French, the well-known 
sculptor of New York City, and Mr. Charles A. Coolidge, senior 
member of the firm of architects of Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch 
and Abbott, of Boston. 

In approaching the question of the location of the Memorial, 
the Committee, with Mr. French and Mr. Coolidge, inspected 
the different sites in the Town last June. The location in the 
public park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets was the 
one selected, because it was the only site on which the light in the 
daytime would be thrown, on the statue from the right direction. 
This is a most important factor in the selection of a site for any 
piece of statuary. This site was chosen also on account of the 
trees in the background and the possibility of treating it in a 
monumental way with planting and proper setting. 

The old-fashioned way of putting a monument on the highest 
and most prominent spot does not really represent the feeling 
that a memorial to the fallen men should express. It should be 
removed from crowded thoroughfares and should have an 
element of seclusion and sacredness. The most notable in- 
stance of this is Saint Gaudens' Adams Monument at Rock 
Creek Cemetery in Washington which is visited by thousands of 
people every year. 

The design prepared by Mr. French represents an angel in 
bronze, with outstretched arms, resting on a pedestal of Pink 
Westerly granite eight feet high. The figure is in an attitude of 

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benediction and is larger than life size. On the pedestal sup- 
porting it, will be a brief and appropriate inscription. At the 
foot of the statue, and in proper relation with the head and out- 
stretched arms of the angel, is a slab on which is superimposed a 
bronze tablet bearing the names of the fourteen Andover men 
who made the supreme sacrifice. This memorial tablet is placed 
on a platform of Pink Milford Granite which is raised three steps, 
monumental in their proportions. From the path which ap- 
proaches the monument and on each side of this platform are 
seats, also of Pink Milford Granite, which add to the monumental 
character of the setting. One step above the platform where the 
memorial slab rests is another platform semicircular in form, 
from which the base of the statue of the angel rises. 

In order that the statue may be properly lighted at night it is 
proposed to use bronze standards with electric lights which can 
be focussed so as to throw the light on the statue itself. 

The plans call for a clipped hemlock hedge surrounding the 
granite platform on which the statue and pedestal stand. Behind 
the seats, and framing the platform, will be planted different 
kinds of evergreen. The whole platform and monument will be 
raised slightly from the level of the surrounding ground to add to 
the dignity of the structure. The plans show the paths arranged 
so as to make a proper approach to the monument. On the side 
of the path, opposite the monument, is shown planting, with a 
seat, making it possible for visitors to sit and study the front view 
of the memorial at a proper distance. 

A model of the Memorial will be before the citizens of the 
Town for their inspection in the Andover Savings Bank Building, 
to which the public are cordially invited. The plans and specifi- 
cations for the Memorial, together with photographs of the 
model, are filed herewith, and are open to the inspection of the 
citizens at the Town Clerk's Office. 

The cost of the Memorial, complete, will be $62,500. This 
includes the cost of excavating, grading, planting, bronze stand- 
ards for electric lights, architect's commission, sculptor's charge, 
construction and placing of the Memorial, and all items of 
expense connected therewith. Estimates of the cost of the 
Memorial have been obtained from reliable sources and reputable 
firms. 

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Your Committee makes the following recommendations : 

First: That the Town construct a Memorial, sub- 
stantially in accordance with said plans, specifications, and 
model. 

Second: That the Memorial be located in that part of 
the public park near the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut 
Streets, as shown on said plans. 

Third: That your Committee now be authorized to pro- 
ceed with the construction of this Memorial. 

Fourth: That the sum of $62,500 be appropriated for 
the construction of said Memorial, to be raised by a Bond 
Issue, or otherwise, as the Finance Commission may recom- 
mend, or as the Town may determine. 

Your committee is unanimous in urging the adoption of the 
foregoing recommendations. 

It feels that the Town has been fortunate in getting Mr. 
French, a sculptor of national reputation, interested enough to 
give the committee and the townspeople the benefit of his great 
artistic skill, and long experience in designing memorials. 

The Committee is also indebted to Mr. Coolidge, one of the 
foremost architects of the country, for the beautiful setting he 
has created for the statue. 

In selecting both men to assist it in presenting to the Town a 
Memorial which is simple, beautiful, expressive, and in good 
taste, the Committee feels that it has given the townspeople the 
opportunity to show its lasting appreciation, abiding respect, and 
profound love for the men of Andover who made the supreme 
sacrifice, by dedicating to them, this Memorial. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH L. BURNS, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Secretary 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
ERNEST A. JOHNSON 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz.: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on Monday, The 
Seventh Day of March, 1927, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on the 
following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one mem- 
ber of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, two members of the Board of 
Public Works for three years, one member of the Board of Health 
for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, three 
Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for three 
years (to fill vacancy), one Tree Warden for one year, and all 
town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of the 
General Laws, to Monday, March 14th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at the 
Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

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Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Aiding 
Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Brush 
Fires, Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highway Department, 
Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 
99, G. A. R., Parks and Playsteads, Police, Printing, Election 
and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Main- 
tenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, 
Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Main Street, Shaw- 
sheen Bridge, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
House, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Maintenance 
and Construction, Andover Post No. 8, American Legion, and 
other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. for the purpose of making improvements at the 
playstead, said improvements to be carried out in accordance 
with plans drawn and recommendations of Morse & Dickinson, 
landscape engineers, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. to make the following alterations and extensions to the 
Water System: Laying a new main on Lowell Street 2200 feet of 
8-inch and 2400 feet of 6-inch pipe; laying 650 feet of 6-inch main 
on Florence Street to take the place of the 4-inch main; also 
laying 1400 feet of 6-inch on Washington Avenue to take place of 
4-inch main, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$5000. to extend the water main from the North School House 
down the River Road to the Lawrence line, on petition of Albert 
A. Hardy and others. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding Haverhill 
Street Bridge and rebuilding 650 feet of roadway east and west 
of said bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost will 

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be borne by the State, County, and Boston and Maine Railroad, 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will accept as a Town Way the 
private street known as Brechin Terrace, as laid out by the 
Selectmen. This street leads from Shawsheen Road about 175 
feet west of Cuba Street, extending about 400 feet in a north- 
easterly direction. The road as laid out is 60 feet in width 
between outside of sidewalk lines, on petition of Smith & Dove 
Mfg. Company and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will accept as a public way, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Juliette Street, starting at the 
easterly line of Corbett Street, thence northerly about 1296 feet to 
a point near the property of one Nelson, on petition of Edward 
Topping and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the town will accept as a public way, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Dufton Road extending from Burn- 
ham Road to Enmore Street a distance of 857 feet more or less, on 
petition of George Dufton and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2000. together with the unexpended balance, to wit 
$1711.65, now remaining as the Corbett Road balance of un- 
expended appropriation for water service in 1926, for the purpose 
of installing water service in Juliette Street, provided the article 
for the acceptance of said street is adopted, on petition of resi- 
dents of said street. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1200. for the purpose of installing water service in Dufton 
Road, provided the article for the acceptance of said road is 
adopted, on petition of George Dufton and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate $3000. to lay 
out, grade and repair Magnolia Avenue, in Shawsheen Village, on 
petition of James Mulligan and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land, with 

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the buildings thereon, in Shawsheen Village, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the easterly line of Main 
Street and the northerly line of Balmoral Street; thence northerly 
by said Main Street 258 feet, more or less, to Haverhill Street, 
thence easterly by said Haverhill Street 46 feet, more or less, to a 
fence and land retained by the grantor; thence southerly as said 
fence now stands, by land retained by the grantor 253 feet, more 
or less, to Balmoral Street; thence westerly by said Balmoral 
Street 50 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. This 
parcel of land is commonly known as The Mall. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
which deed, with a plan of the land described therein, is on file 
in the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to purchase one 750-gallon pump for use in the Fire 
Department , on petition of Charles F. Emerson and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the War Memorial Committee and to construct 
a memorial to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the 
soldiers, sailors and marines, men of Andover, in the service of the 
United States in War, substantially in accordance with the plans, 
specifications, model and recommendations of said committee, 
and appropriate therefor the sum of sixty- two thousand, five 
hundred ($62,500.) dollars; determine how the same shall be 
raised and by whom expended, or in any way act thereon, on 
petition of the War Memorial Committee. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500. to purchase two certain parcels of land situated in the 
Town of Andover on the northerly shore of Haggett's Pond, con- 
taining in all about twenty-four acres, on petition of Frederic S. 
Boutwell and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will authorize the appoint- 
ment by the Moderator of a committee of five to petition the 
legislature on behalf of the Town for authority to establish a 

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limited or representative form of Town Meeting, on petition of 
Alfred L. Ripley and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 48, 
Chapter 31, of the General Laws, relating to its regular police 
and fire forces, in order that the regular members of the police 
department and the regular and call members of the Fire Depart- 
ment shall be subject to said Chapter 31, and the rules made 
thereunder, known as the "Civil Service;" on petition of Ralph 
T. Berry and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $500. (five hundred dollars) for the purpose of 
reserving certain streets of the Town for coasting, on petition of 
Ralph T. Berry and others. 

Article 21. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to pay part of the cost, not to exceed $500., of 
the retaining wall along the south side of Roger's Brook adjoining 
the land of John Stewart and connecting with the Town's culvert 
on Bartlet Street, on petition of John Stewart and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Planning 
Board to prepare a definite plan for a Zoning System of the town, 
to be presented for action at the next annual Town Meeting; and 
if the Town will appropriate a sum of money, not to exceed $1200., 
for the necessary expenses of such preparation; also to see if the 
Town will enact an Interim Ordinance, establishing certain resi- 
dential districts and empowering the Selectmen to enforce certain 
restrictions therein, on petition of the Planning Board. 

Article 23. — To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to report to the next Town Meeting on the adequacy 
of present school facilities; to furnish an estimate of the annual 
growth of the school population ; and to report its recommenda- 
tions with reference to additional facilities and equipment re- 
quired to accommodate such school population, on petition of 
Elsie P. Poynter and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will adopt the following sec- 
tion as a part of the town By-Laws : All town departments shall 
call for bids for supplies, equipment, construction work or other 

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purposes costing $500. or more, and in so far as possible bids 
shall be required on expenditures of lesser amounts, on petition 
of John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will instruct the Board of 
Selectmen to establish forthwith a scale of charges for the use of 
the town ambulance under certain conditions, on petition of John 
F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 26. — To see if the Town will authorize the appoint- 
ment by the Moderator of a committee of five who shall make a 
complete and thorough survey of all the salaries and rates of pay 
for services rendered to the town by its employees, with a view 
to determining whether there should be any increase in said 
salaries and rates of pay, and, if so, what amounts. Said com- 
mittee shall report their findings and recommendations as soon 
as completed to the Finance Committee, on petition of the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 27. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 28. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 29. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 30. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of February, A.D. 
1927. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
Selectmen of Andover. 

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF FINANCE 
COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee respectfully presents herewith its 
report and recommendations. 

We have complied with the duties of such a committee — 
examining all expenditures for the past year and discussing 
proposed expenditures for this year. Our desire is to be helpful 
and we realize our responsibility to the taxpayers. The industrial 
situation is serious and many people are affected directly or 
indirectly. We feel that appropriations by articles in the War- 
rant should have the approval of the departments in which the 
expenditures are to be made. Our reason for not approving the 
article for the War Memorial is entirely due to financial con- 
ditions of the Town. The suggestion to issue bonds for $60,000., 
payable $3000. yearly for twenty years, means an interest charge 
at the rate of 4% of $25,200. 

Among the expenditures suggested by the School Committee 
in its budget, and presented to the Finance Committee, is one for 
$1185.00 for an increase in maximum salary of school teachers of 
$100.00 each. This sum would be the amount needed for said 
increase this year; it would commit the Town to an expenditure 
of $3000. next year over what it is now. 

It is very apparent that any recommendation for increase in 
the salaries of one department (the justice of which alone might 
be easy to determine) means that there will be a general applica- 
tion therefor from other town departments, and thus is raised a 
problem of considerable magnitude. 

There are two parties involved; one the citizens of the town, 
who pay the increased cost; the other the employees who should 
have proper compensation for their services. 

We wish it understood that we are not against fair and proper 
salaries to our town employees, but we think the question of what 
is fair and reasonable should be thoroughly investigated and con- 

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sideration given to all the elements entering into it and in light of 
all knowledge that can be secured. But it is a question in our 
minds whether a Finance Committee, which necessarily must 
have in mind the barometer readings of the tax rate (increasingly 
important in these times of threatened industrial cessations) 
should in justice to the employees be the committee to make such 
investigation. 

We feel that a complete survey of Town salaries should be made 
at this time. We therefore recommend the appointment by the 
Moderator of a committee of five citizens who shall make a 
complete and thorough survey of the salaries of our employees 
and report their finding to the Finance Committee by January 
1st, 1928, or as soon as completed. 

We therefore recommend the adoption of Article 26. 



Almshouse $ 8500.00 

Almshouse Relief Out 7500 . 00 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 5000 . 00 

American Legion - 1000.00 

Assessors' Survey 3000.00 

Board of Health 4000.00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Claims for Damages to Persons and Property 2500 . 00 

Elections 1000.00 

Essex Hospital 5135 . 23 
This sum is assessed the Town of Andover for 
the maintenance of the County Tuberculosis 
Hospital. 

Fire Department 29000 . 00 

G. A. R. 200.00 

Hay Scales 125.00 

Highways 78000.00 
This sum is $2000. less than the amount appro- 
priated last year, $36,000. of which is for new 
construction. 

Interest 34500.00 

Insurance 6000.00 

Library 5000.00 

Memorial Day 600.00 

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Parks 


3000.00 


Police 


24350.00 


Pomp's Pond 


2500.00 


The increase of $1000. is for an additional 




bath house. 




Printing 


1500.00 


Public Dump 


400.00 


Reserve Fund 


3000.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


69000.00 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Schools 


139724.00 


See paragraph above re salaries. 




Sewers 


5000.00 


Snow and Equipment 


15000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


1500.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


400.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


6500.00 


The increase of $1000. is for tool house and 




equipment. 




State Aid 


500.00 


Street Lighting 


17250.00 


Town House 


4250.00 


Town Officers 


14750.00 


Tree Warden 


10000.00 


It is recommended that this appropriation be 




$5000. for moth work and $5000. for tree 




work. 




Water Maintenance 


30000.00 


Water Construction 


10000.00 


Wire Inspector 


350.00 



The Finance Committee recommends the following action 
regarding the special articles in the Warrant : 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. for the purpose of making improvements at the play- 
stead, said improvements to be carried out in accordance with 
plans drawn and recommendations of Morse & Dickinson, land- 
scape engineers, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 
(Approved). 

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Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. to make the following alterations and extensions to the 
Water System: Laying a new main on Lowell Street 2200 feet 
of 8-inch and 2400 feet of 6-inch pipe; laying 650 feet of 6-inch 
main on Florence Street to take the place of the 4-inch main; 
also laying 1400 feet of 6-inch main on Washington Avenue to 
take the place of 4-inch main, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

(Approved.) 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$5000. to extend the water main from the North School House 
down the River Road to the Lawrence line, on petition of Albert 
A. Hardy and others. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding Haverhill Street 
Bridge and rebuilding 650 feet of roadway east and west of said 
bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost will be 
borne by the State, County, and Boston and Maine Railroad, 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 
(Approved.) 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will accept as a Town Way the 
private street known as Brechin Terrace, as laid out by the 
Selectmen. This street leads from Shawsheen Road about 175 
feet west of Cuba Street, extending about 400 feet in a north- 
easterly direction. The road as laid out is 60 feet in width 
between outside of sidewalk lines, on petition of Smith & Dove 
Mfg. Company and others. 

(Articles 8, 9, and 10 do not require action by Finance 
Committee.) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will accept as a public way, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Juliette Street starting at the, 
easterly line of Corbett Street thence northerly about 1296 feet 
to a point near the property of one Nelson, on petition of Edward 
Topping and others. 

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Article 10. — To see if the town will accept as a public way, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Dufton Road, extending from 
Burnham Road to Enmore Street, a distance of 857 feet more or 
less, on petition of George Dufton and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2000. together with the unexpended balance, to wit, 
$1711.65, now remaining as the Corbett Road balance of un- 
expended appropriation for water service in 1926, for the purpose 
of installing water service in Juliette Street, provided the article 
for the acceptance of said street is adopted, on petition of residents 
of said street. 

(Approved.) 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1200. for the purpose of installing water service in 
Dufton Road, provided the article for the acceptance of said 
road is adopted, on petition of George Dufton and others. 

(Approved.) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate $3000. to 
lay out, grade and repair Magnolia Avenue, in Shawsheen 
Village, on petition of James Mulligan and others. 

(Referred to Board of Public Works. Not approved.) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land, with 
the buildings thereon, in Shawsheen Village, bounded and 
described as follows: 

Beginning at the intersection of the easterly line of Main 
Street and the northerly line of Balmoral Street; thence northerly 
by said Main Street 258 feet, more or less, to Haverhill Street, 
thence easterly by said Haverhill Street 46 feet, more or less, to 
a fence and land retained by the grantor; thence southerly 
as said fence now stands, by land retained by the grantor 253 
feet, more or less, to Balmoral Street; thence westerly by said 
Balmoral Street 50 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 
This parcel of land is commonly known as The Mall. 

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All as described and set forth in the deed of the American Woolen 
Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, which 
deed, with a plan of the land described therein, is on file in the 
office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

(Does not require action by the Finance Committee.) 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to purchase one 750-gallon pump for use in the Fire 
Department, on petition of Charles F. Emerson and others. 

(Approved.) 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the War Memorial Committee and to construct 
a memorial to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the 
soldiers, sailors and marines, men of Andover, in the service of 
the United States in war, substantially in accordance with the 
plans, specifications, model and recommendations of said Com- 
mittee, and appropriate therefor the sum of sixty- two thousand, 
five hundred ($62,500.) dollars; determine how the same shall 
be raised and by whom expended, or in any way act thereon, on 
petition of the War Memorial Committee. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500. to purchase two certain parcels of land situated in the 
Town of Andover on the northerly shore of Haggett's Pond, 
containing in all about twenty-four acres, on petition of Frederic 
S. Boutwell and others. 

(Approved.) 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will authorize the appointment 
by the Moderator of a committee of five to petition the legis- 
lature on behalf of the Town for authority to establish a limited 
or representative form of Town Meeting, on petition of Alfred 
L. Ripley and others. 

(Articles 18 and 19 do not require action by the Finance 
Committee.) 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 48, 
Chapter 31, of the General Laws, relating to its regular police 

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and fire forces, in order that the regular members of the Police 
Department and the regular and call members of the Fire Depart- 
ment shall be subject to said Chapter 31, and the rules made 
thereunder, known as the "Civil Service " ; on petition of Ralph T. 
Berry and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $500. (five hundred dollars) for the purpose of 
reserving certain streets of the Town for coasting, on petition 
of Ralph T. Berry and others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 21. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to pay part of the cost, not to exceed $500., of 
the retaining wall along the south side of Roger's Brook adjoining 
the land of John Stewart and connecting with the Town's culvert 
on Bartlet Street, on petition of John Stewart and others. 

(Not approved.) - 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Planning 
Board to prepare a definite plan for a Zoning System of the 
Town, to be presented for action at the next annual Town 
Meeting; and if the Town will appropriate a sum of money, not 
to exceed $1200. for the necessary expenses of such preparation; 
also to see if the Town will enact an Interim Ordinance estab- 
lishing certain residential districts and empowering the Select- 
men to enforce certain restrictions therein, on petition of the 
Planning Board. 

(Approved.) 

SUMMARY 
Departmental expenditures recommended $551 ,334 . 23 

Special expenditures recommended 62,900.00 



$614,234.23 
State and County Tax (estimated) 85,000.00 



Total $699,234.23 

Receipts (estimated) 200,000 . 00 

Net $499,234.23 

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Valuation 
1926 1927 (estimated) 

$17,539,773.00 $17,500,000.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1927 using the above figures 

499234.23 



17500000 
Tax rate for 1926, $28.80 
Tax rate for 1925, $24.20 



= $28.52 + 



Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman CHARLES J. BAILEY, Sec. 
FREDERICK N. CHANDLER WALTER M. LAMONT 
JOSEPH H. HIGGINSON H. BRADFORD LEWIS 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Finance Committee 



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TRUSTEES OF 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
*ALFRED E. STEARNS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL EDITH DONALD 

In Charge of Room for Boys and Girls 
AGATHA R. WADE 

A ssistant 
MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 

ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

*Resigned. John C. Angus appointed to fill vacancy. 

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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Believing, as they do, that the Memorial Hall Library is about 
to enter upon a period of increased usefulness, the Trustees close 
the year in a mood of hopeful expectation and confident op- 
timism. The remodeling of the old Memorial Hall, voted by the 
citizens of the town in March, 1926, has been carried on during 
the past few months, with results which to date are entirely 
satisfactory. Andover will shortly enjoy more attractive, com- 
modious, and comfortable library facilities than it has ever had 
before, and the consequent beneficial influence on the com- 
munity is bound to be great. While the contractors have been 
busy transforming the exterior and the interior of the familiar 
brick structure, the Librarian and her assistants have been 
functioning in rooms in the Town Hall, sometimes under diffi- 
culties but always with eagerness to serve. It is significant that, 
even under these conditions, the number of those who habitually 
avail themselves of the resources of the library has not decreased 
in any marked degree. 

With the opening of the new Memorial Hall next autumn, the 
responsibilities of the Trustees and of the Librarian will un- 
questionably be augmented. More will be expected, and more 
will doubtless be given. It will be the aim of the Trustees to 
maintain the library in the position which it should occupy in a 
progressive community like Andover as a center of intellectual 
life, where both entertainment and instruction are provided for 
readers who care to seek them. To this end they hope to receive 
the helpful suggestions and, — as long as they deserve it, — the 
loyal support of the men and women of the town. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 

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TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 
In Account with the Town of Andover, Mass. 

RECEIPTS 

Town Appropriation $5000 . 00 

Dog Tax 843.16 

Income from Investments 3710.77 

Fines 307.48 

Lost Books Repaid 6 . 35 





$9867.76 


EXPENDITURES 




Salaries 


$6005.22 


Lighting and Heating 


384.35 


Periodicals 


272.55 


Bookbinding 


455.11 


Books 


1268.46 


Office Expense 


148.49 


Insurance 


87.90 


J. W. Barnard Est., Rent 


240.00 


Rent, Lower Town Hall 


90.00 


Labor, Repairs and Supplies 


798.68 



$9750.76 
Balance 117.00 

The above statement represents the amounts received and 
paid out by the Town Treasurer. 



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Classification of Income and Expenditures for the Year 1926 





INCOME 








Maint. 


Books Cornell 


Total 


Town Appropriation 


$5000.00 




$5000.00 


Income from Investments 


2163.38 


$912.56 $360.50 


3336.44 


Dog Tax 


843.16 




843.16 


Fines 


307.48 




307.48 


Automobile damage to fence 


103.00 




103.00 


Sale of Harpers Weekly 


40.00 




40.00 


Lost books repaid 




6.35 


6.35 



Totals 



$8457.02 $918.91 $360.50 $9736.43 



EXPENDITURES 



Salaries 


$5957.79 


Lighting and Heating 


380.39 


Periodicals 


272.55 


Bookbinding 


455.11 


Books 




Office Expenses 


148.49 


Insurance 


87.90 


Rent, J. W. Barnard Est. 


240.00 


Rent, Lower Town Hall 


90.00 


Labor, repairs and supplies 


744.68 




$8376.91 


Unexpended Income 1926 


80.11 



Deficit in book fund, Income 1926 
Deficit in Total income 



$47.43 
3.96 



1268.46 



54.00 



$1268.46 



349.55 



$105 

255 



39 
11 



$6005.22 
384.35 
272.55 
455.11 
1268.46 
148.49 

87.90 
240.00 

90.00 
798.68 

$9750.76 



$14.33 



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SECURITIES OWNED BY LIBRARY 

Bangor & Aroostook R. R. Co., 4s, July 1, 1951 
Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4s, May 1, 1935 
Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4J^s, October 1, 1937 
Chicago Railways Co., 5s, February 1, 1927 
Montreal Tramways Co., 5s, July 1, 1941 
Southern California Edison, 53^s, February 1, 1944 
Indiana & Michigan Elec. Co., 5s, March 1, 1955 
Boston & Maine R. R., 5s, September 1, 1941 
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s, January 2, 1937 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s, June 1, 1952 
Jersey Central Power & Light Co., 5J^s, February 

1,1945 
Dayton Power & Light Co., 5s, June 1, 1941 
Utah Power & Light Co., 6s, February 1, 1944 
American Tel. & Tel. Co., Stock 4 shares 
Savings Banks 
Principal Cash 



$11000.00 
10000.00 
1000.00 
9962.50 
9962.50 
5000.00 
2939.85 
2000.00 
1000.00 
989.00 

915.00 
940.00 
1030.00 
571.50 
17490.30 
289.65 



$75090.30 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Treasurer 



January 31, 1927 

This certifies that we have examined and found correct the 
securities above listed and the income accruing therefrom. 

All bills in the Library Department are audited by the Town 
Auditors. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F.RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1926. 

This has been an eventful year in the history of the library. 
When, at the March meeting, the town voted to remodel the 
Memorial Hall, it became necessary to find temporary quarters. 

The selectmen, with some apologies for a place which at first 
sight seemed dismal and unattractive, offered us the lower town 
hall. Thanks are indeed due for this hospitality, for our books 
and the taking of a little thought, at once transformed the room 
into a pleasant and comfortable home for the library. We con- 
sider ourselves most fortunate to have had so convenient and 
accessible a place in which to spend the months of exile. The 
public has really been more inconvenienced than the staff. 

To move a library from a building which it had occupied for 
over fifty years and with the accumulations of half a century was 
no small undertaking. Plans and preliminary work began at 
once and the staff put in many extremely busy weeks. It was 
due to careful planning as well as to the whole-hearted coopera- 
tion of everyone concerned that the actual moving on the first 
of July went smoothly, quickly, and with little confusion. 

About half the books were stored in a room built in the library 
basement. To choose those that could best be spared required 
consideration, and we have needed some which were left. But 
our borrowers have been uncritical when we could not supply 
their needs and have accepted cheerfully our temporary limita- 
tions. Though the library moved early in July, the actual 
clearance of the Memorial Hall was not completed until the 

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middle of August, only shortly before the work of construction 
started. This delay, trying from some points of view, was none 
too long for the emptying of the attics, the storing of the framed 
photographs from the third floor, and for the general disposal of 
the building's contents. 

A vacant store on Barnard street was utilized as a temporary 
room for the boys and girls. Rough shelving, the old cork carpet 
and several large pictures quite transformed the old fish-market. 
Interested friends contributed two big ferns, the draperies for the 
back windows and the yellow curtains for the front ones. From 
the opening of the room the young people took complete posses- 
sion with satisfaction and delighted proprietorship. Miss Agatha 
R. Wade, an Andover girl and a former assistant in the library, 
who was graduated from Simmons College Library School in 
June, came to take charge of the work with the boys and girls, 
and is already in close touch with the schools and with the 
parents. 

During November there was great interest in the State reading 
lists. Miss Wade visited the grade and parochial schools and the 
result was a gratifying cooperation of teachers and pupils. At 
times after school the young people's room has been so crowded 
that newcomers had to await a chance to enter. 

With a separate room for the boys and girls the age limit has 
been abolished. Any child who can write his name may have a 
card, and books have been bought for those just beginning to 
read. Miss Wade has made a duplicate catalogue for the juvenile 
books and is teaching the younger children to use it. Special 
help is given them with their school topics. 

At Christmas, greens and a tree which had served as decora- 
tions at the Punchard School were brought down to this room and 
some of the younger children were invited to help trim it. Other 
friends gave apples, popcorn, cranberries and various decorations 
so that the entire Christmas celebration was a gift to the town 
children. The satisfaction which the boys and girls take in this 
room is only equalled by that of the staff, who for years have 
wanted them to have a place absolutely their own, with their 
rightful share of attention. Their joy and pride in these merely 
temporary quarters augurs well for the future of their room in the 
remodeled building. 

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The Ballardvale branch shared in the changes of the year 
When the old wooden shelving was torn out of the library read 
ing-room, the best of it was taken to Ballardvale. Two tables 
were added to the equipment, as well as several bentwood chairs 
from the main library. Some re-arrangements were made and 
the result is a room in which Ballardvale may well take pride, for 
many communities of larger size have not so pleasant and ade- 
quate a library. A visit to this branch, which is open on Tues- 
days and Saturdays, from 2-5, and 7-8 p.m. will repay any of our 
townspeople who perhaps have not realized how large and how 
flourishing is this offshoot of the Memorial Hall Library. 

The circulation of books for the year, very much to our surprise, 
is but slightly less than for 1925, and that was the banner year in 
the history of the library. We expected a large decrease in use, 
due to six months in temporary quarters, and to our curtailed 
resources. But people have borrowed 52,937 books, which is 
only 1026 less than for 1925. Of these 29% were borrowed from 
the room for boys and girls. The Ballardvale branch issued a 
total of 7196 books. This sustained use under trying conditions 
certainly indicates how necessary the town finds its public 
library. Our present habitation is too small for people to sit 
and read as they used to do, but they, as well as the staff, are 
looking forward to the remodeldfc building with its ample space 
for readers, and its well-lighted book stacks. 

We have, this winter, been doing intensive work on the card 
catalogue; certain improvements which will make the resources 
of the library more easily available to all who consult it. We are 
also having a complete re-registration of borrowers and putting 
into effect a modification of the loan system. The present method 
was installed when Andover had about 6000 inhabitants, and has 
become cumbersome with the increased population and greatly 
increased use of the library. The new registration is a necessary 
corollary of this change. 

Whatever the future may hold for the Memorial Hall Library, 
it is certain that two dates in its history will always remain 
important; those of 1870 and 1926. During that earlier year, 
there came to a little group of men, headed by a patriotic and 
generous citizen, the conception of what a public library would 
mean to the town of Andover. In 1926, another and larger group 

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of far-sighted citizens made it possible for the library, then 
cramped and crowded for room both for books and readers, to 
expand under conditions which, for years to come, will enable it 
to serve "all the children and all the people." 

The beautiful dignified building which is emerging from the 
chrysalis of the old mansard-roofed structure still embodies the 
ideals and hopes of its founders. They built it as a memorial to 
their heroes who fell in the Civil War. More than ever, will the 
remodeled building be a worthy tribute to all Andover's war 
heroes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 
January 11, 1927. 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 

Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall Library 45741 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7196 

Total number issued for home use 52937 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 4535 

Books added by purchase 811 

Books added by gift 116 

Total additions 927 

Total number of books in the library 25564 

Volumes rebound 408 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 104 

^BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7196 

Books added by purchase 57 

Books added by gift 48 

Total additions 105 

Books now belonging to branch 2161 



GIFTS 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state and 
government departments, from other libraries, from the A. V. I. S. 
and from the following individuals: 

C. K. Bancroft; Miss Mary Bell; Mrs. H. R. Bloombergh; H. 
A. Bodwell; Mrs. F. R. Carpenter; Mrs. Blanche Cranshaw; 
Albert Curtis; Miss Molly Donovan; Mrs. Valentine Fitzhugh; 
Mrs. A. E. Foote; Dr. C. M. Fuess; Mrs. E. R. Green; A. S. 
Haynes; Rev. C. W. Henry; G. E. Hussey; Mrs. H. E. Kendall; 
Miss A. W. Kuhn; Mrs. A. E. Lowe; Miss Florance Prevost; 
A. L. Ripley; G. B. Ripley; Mrs. G. L. Selden; and Mrs. J. H. 
Smith. 



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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 

The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 9 in 
the afternoon and evening. The room for Boys and Girls is open 
from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name may 
have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard School 
are required to have their applications endorsed by both parent 
and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents for 
every day overdue. A few of the books most in demand are 
issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the book 
pocket, "Seven-day book." Books lost or damaged must be 
paid for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, 
nor may they be transferred from one card to another. They 
must be definitely returned to the library by each borrower. 
Other books may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, 
and if a work not fiction is especially desired for any serious 
purpose, notice of its return to the library will be sent on request. 
The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
than to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 
record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

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The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 
amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN FOR 

THE READING ROOM 

American city 

American Legion monthly (gift) 

American Mercury 

American monthly Review of Reviews 

Atlantic monthly 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Century 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country gentleman 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Drama 

Etude 

Forum 

Garden magazine and Home builder (gift) 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

International studio (gift) 

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Ladies' home journal 

Libraries 

Library journal 

Life 

Literary digest 

Littell's living age 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

National geographic magazine 

Nineteenth century 

North American review 

Outdoor recreation 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

St. Nicholas • 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Youth's companion 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Telegram 

New York Times 



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NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1926 



State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballard vale branch are also omitted. 

(Books marked * are gifts) 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS 

Putnam's complete book of quotations. 
Scientific American. Annualog. 1925. 
*Vital records of Dana, Groton, Lawrence, Nantucket, 
Roxbury. 

PERIODICALS 

American monthly review of reviews, v. 73. 

Andover Townsman, v. 38, 39. 

American city, v. 30-33. 

Atlantic monthly, v. 137. 

Blackwood's magazine, v. 218, 219. 

Bookman, v. 62, 63. 

Century, v. 110, 111. 

Forum, v. 75. 

Garden magazine and home builder, v. 41-43. 

Harper's magazine, v. 152. 

House beautiful, v. 58, 59. 

International studio, v. 81-84. 

Library journal, v. 50. 

Littell's living age, v. 326-330. 

National geographic magazine, v. 48-49. 

Nineteenth century, v. 99. 

Outlook, v. 140-143. 

Popular mechanics, v. 44. 

St. Nicholas, v. 52, pt. 2, v. 53, pt. 1. 

School arts magazine, v. 25. 

Scientific American, v. 132-134. 

Scribner's magazine, v. 78-79. 

World's work, v. 50-51. 

ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS BOOKS 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Fund) 
150 A45 Allport, F. H. Social psychology. 

232.9 A93 Austin, Mary. A small town man. 

362 B23 Bardwell, Francis. Adventure of old age. 

220 B28 Barton, Bruce. Book nobody knows. 

218 B28 Barton, W. E. My faith in immortality. 

115 



808 P98 


031 S41 


929 V83 


051 R32 


071 A552 


352 A51 


051 A881 


052 B56 


051 B64 


051 C33 


051 F47 


716 G16 


051 H23 


705 H81 


705 161 


020.5 L61 


051 L71 


910.5 N21 


052 N62 


051 094 


621 P81 


051 S147 


370.5 S35 


605 S416 


051 S434 


051 W89 



282 B34 Bayer, F. J. Book of the popes. 

174 B63 Bok, E. W. Dollars only. 

230 B67i Bowie, W. R. Inescapable Christ. 

220.93 B51 Brown, C. R. These twelve. 

290 B81 Browne, Lewis. This believing world. 

174 CI la Cabot, R. C. Adventures on the borderlands of ethics. 

204 Cll Cadman, S. P. Imagination and religion. 

270 C42 *Chesterton, G. K. The everlasting man. 

173 C82 Cosgrave, J. G. Mothers and daughters. 
109 D93 Durant, Will. Story of philosophy. 

150 E52 Ellwood, C. A. Psychology of human society. 

220.92 F68 Foakes-Jackson, F. J. Life of St. Paul. 

174 F75 Ford, Henry. Today and tomorrow. 
204 F78 Fosdick, H. E. Adventurous religion. 
136 F97 Furfey, P. H. The gang age. 

230 G39f Gilkey, J. G. A faith for the new generation, 

220.92 G51 Glover, T. R. Paul of Tarsus. 

230 G66c Gore, Charles, bp. Can we then believe? 

260 H53 High, Stanley, ed. Youth looks at the church. 

170 J 13c Jacks, L. P. Challenge of life. 

266 J71 Jones, E. S. Christ of the Indian road. 

193 K52 Keyserling, Hermann, count. Travel diary of a philosopher. 

2v. 
204 L14r Lake, Kirsopp. Religion of yesterday and tomorrow. 

360 L64r Lindsey, B.B. Revolt of modern youth. 

268 M21 *McKinney, A. H. A top notch teacher. 

268 M54 *Meredith, W. V. Pageantry and dramatics in religious 

education. 
150 M99 Myers, C. S. Industrial psychology. 

270 093 Outline of Christianity. 5 v. 

150 019 Overstreet, H. A. Influencing human behavior. 

232.9 098 Oxenham, John. The hidden years. 

268 H92 *Huntley, G. E. Hope Victoria at the helm. 
173 P27p Patri, Angelo. Problems of childhood. 

170 P27w Patri, Angelo. What have you got to give? 

240 R44 Rihbany, A. M. Seven days with God. 

224 S65 Smith, J. M. P. Prophets and their times. 

232.9 S66 Smyth, J. P. People's life of Christ. 

215 W33 Watson, J. M. Science as revelation. 

252.08 W41 Week-day sermons in King's chapel. 

215 W72 *Windle, Sir B. C. A. Church and science. 

BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

028 A511 American Library Association. Libraries and adult edu- 
cation. 

375 C38 Charters, W. W. Curriculum construction. 

371 C89p Cubberley, E. P. Principal and his school. 

370 S67 Snedden, David. Educational sociology. 

375 B63 Bobbitt, Franklin. How to make a curriculum. 

375 C69 Collings, Ellsworth. Experiment with a project curriculum. 

371.2 172 Irwin & Marks. Fitting the school to the child. 

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372. 6 M46 Mearns, Hughes. Creative youth. 

370.1 P27s Patri, Angelo. School and home. 

371.3 R53 Robbins, C. L. The socialized recitation. 

375 S48 Stevenson, J. A. Project method of teaching. 

016.8 W27 Winnetka graded book list. 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

320 B17 Baker-Crothers and Hudnut. Problems of citizenship. 

330 C25p Carver, T. N. Present economic revolution in the U. S. 

338 C38 Chase, Stuart. Tragedy of waste. 

178 C74 Colvin, D. L. Prohibition in the U. S. 

690 D61 Dingman, C. F. Estimating building costs. • 

398.3 E34 Eichler, Lillian. Customs of mankind. 

647.95 E46 Elliott, R. N. Tea room and cafeteria management. 

332.6 F85 Frazer, Elizabeth. A woman and her money. 

331.3 F95 *Fuller and Strong. Child labor in Massachusetts. 

347 G82h Green, J. B. Law for the home owner. 

150 H36 Heermance, E. L. Ethics of business. 

341 H86 Hudson, M. O. Permanent court of international justice. 

659 K65 Kitson, H. D. Mind of the buyer. 

658 K78 Knudson, G. P. T. Gift and art shop merchandising. 

374 L14 Laird, D. A. Increasing personal efficiency. 

640 L53 Leigh, Ruth. 101 new ways for women to make money. 

353 M27 Magruder, F. A. American government. 

338.8 M46 Mead, E. S. Rudiments of business finance. 

341.1 R18 Rappard, W. E. International relations as viewed from 

Geneva. 

325 S83 Stephenson, G. M. History of American immigration, 

1820-1924. 

367 S83 Stern, R. B. Clubs, making and management. 

658 S84 Stevenson, J. A. Constructive salesmanship. 

362 W47 Wembridge, E. R. Other people's daughters. 

380 W58e Whitbeck, R. H. Economic geography. 

658 W58 White, Percival. Forecasting, planning arid budgeting 

in business management. 



SCIENCE, MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

634.9 A51 *American tree association. Forestry almanac. 

571 A56 Andrews, R. C. On the trail of ancient man. 
598.1 B23 Barbour, Thomas. Reptiles and amphibians. 
639 B53 Birkeland, K. B. Whalers of Akutan. 

595 C73 Comstock, J. H. Insect life. 

575 C75 *Conklin, E. G. Heredity and environment in the develop- 
ment of men. 

639 C77 Cook, J. A. Pursuing the whale. 

656 D33 Dayton, F. E. Steamboat days. 

580 D93 Durand, Herbert. Wild flowers and ferns. 

616 F85 Frankel and Armstrong. Popular encyclopedia of health. 

623.8 H65 Hobbs, E. W. Sailing ships at a glance. 

572 H91 Huntington, Ellsworth. Character of races. 

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Jones and Whittlesey. Natural environment as related to 

economic life. 

Loomis, F. B. Field book of common rocks and minerals. 
*Manly, H. P. Motorcycle handbook. 

Masters, David. Conquest of disease. 

Newman, H. H. ed. Nature of the world and of man. 
*Pack, C. L. School book of forestry. 
*Page, V. W. Motorcycles and side cars. 

Patten, William. Grand strategy of evolution. 

Proctor, Mary. Romance of comets. 

Ramus, Carl. Outwitting middle age. 

Scott, G. G. Science of biology. 

Shapley, Harlow, ed. Universe of stars. 

Slosson, E. E. Sermons of a chemist. 

Wiggam, A. E. New decalogue of science. 

FARM AND HOME MANAGEMENT 

Allen, I. C. B. Your food and you. 
Chamberlain, J. S., ed. Chemistry in agriculture. 
DePratz, Claire. French home cooking. 
Scotson-Clark, G. F. Half-hours in the kitchenette. 
*Thomas, G. C. Practical book of outdoor rose growing. 
Work, Paul. Tomato production. 

BOOKS ON FINE* ARTS 

Bailey, H. T. and Pool, Ethel. Symbolism for artists. 
Berg, A. P. Textbook of Swedish home sloyd. 
*Burbank, Emily. Woman as decoration. 
Byers, C. A. Modern Priscilla home furnishing book. 
Carrick, A. Van L. Collector's luck in England. 
Cescinsky, Herbert. The old-world house. 2v. 
Cornelius, C. O. Early American furniture. 
Currier, H. J. Just for fun. 
Geister & Hinman. Getting together. 
Haire, F. H. Folk costume book. 
Lester, K. M. Historic costume. 
Lockwood, S. M. Antiques. 
McCann, E. A. Ship model making. 
Martens, F. H. A thousand and one nights of opera. 
Miller, D. C. Science of musical sounds. 
*Noke and Plant. Pottery. 

Northend, M. H. Historic doorways of old Salem. 
Nutting, Wallace. The clock book. 

Olcott, Virginia, comp. International plays for young 
people. 

Scarborough, Dorothy. On the trail of negro folk-songs. 
Seal, E. D. House of simplicity. 

Wilson, E. H. America's greatest garden; the Arnold 
arboretum. 

Work, M. C. Auction bridge complete. 
York, F. L. Harmony simplified. 



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822 Y27 



LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

Ansky, S. The dybbuk. 

Bartlett, A. H. comp. The sea anthology. 
*Brooks, C. S. Like summer's cloud. 

Cobb, I. S. Many laughs for many days. 

Dickinson, A. D. One thousand best books. 

Eliot, C. W. The man and his beliefs. 2v. 

Euripides. Hippolytus. 

French, J. C. Writing. 

Galsworthy, John. Plays; series six. 

Grey, Sir Edward. Falloden papers. 

Guest, E. A. Light of faith. 

Hagedorn, Hermann. Ladders through the blue. 

Hardy, Thomas. Collected poems. 

Kelly, George. Craig's wife. 

LeGallienne, Richard, ed. Book of American verse. 

Lovejoy and Adams, comp. Pieces for every month of the 

year. 

Lowell, Amy. East wind. 

Lucas, E. V. comp. Open road. 

Milne, A. A. Success. 

Molnar, Franz. Fashions for men; The swan. 

Morley, Christopher. Romany stain. 

Morns, R. T. Surgeon's philosophy. 

Nicholson, Kenneth, ed. Appleton book of short plays. 

One-act plays for stage and study. Series 2. 

Reeder, W. G. How to write a thesis. 

Rittenhouse, J. B. Little book of modern British verse. 

Sandburg, Carl. Selected poems. 

The Speaker. 8v. 

Terman and Lima. Children's reading. 

Van Doren, Carl and Mark. American and British litera- 
ture since 1890. 

Warner, F. L. Surprising the family. 

Webber, J. P. and H. H. eds. Short plays for young people. 

Weygandt, Cornelius. Century of the English novel. 
*Wilde, Oscar. Ballad of Reading Gaol. 

Yates, E. H. Small plays for small casts. 



DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

919.8 A52o Amundsen and Ellsworth. Our polar flight. 

917.29 A84 Aspinwall, Algernon. Pocket guide to the West Indies. 

508 B38a Beebe, William. Arcturus adventure. 

914.21 B64 Bone, James. The London perambulator. 

914.2 B79r Brooks, C. S. Roundabout to Canterbury. 
914.6 E49 Eisner, Eleanor. Spanish sunshine. 

916.3 F74 Forbes, Rosita. From Red Sea to blue Nile. 
918 F81t Foster, H. L. Tropical tramp with the tourists. 
910 H14 Hall, J. N. On the stream of travel. 

910 H15r Halliburton, Richard. Royal road to romance. 

915.1 H65 Hobart, A. T. By the city of the long sand. 



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914.5 L36 
914.436 L36 

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919.4 M22 
914.34 M64 
917.29 N59 

917.41 N97 

917.42 N97 

917.43 041 
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914 P31m 
916.6 P42 
916.2 R47 
917.59 R54 
915.16 R67 

917.41 S91 
910.4 T36 
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Laughlin, Clara. 
Laughlin, Clara. 
McFee. William. 
McLaren. Jack. 
Miltoun, Francis. 



Johnson. Clifton. Highways and byways of California. 
Judd, Alfred. Conquest of the poles. 
Laughlin, Clara. So you're going to England! 

So you're going to Italy! 

So you're going to Paris! 

Sunlight in New Granada. 

My crowded solitude. 
Cathedrals and churches of the Rhine. 
Niles, Blair. Black Haiti. 
Nutting. Wallace. Maine beautiful. 
Nutting, Wallace. New Hampshire beautiful. 
O'Kane, W. C. Trails and summits of the Green mountains. 
Ossendowski, Ferdinand. Fire of desert folk. 
Palmer. W. P. Things seen on the English lakes. 
Parker, C. S. More ports, more happy places. 
Perkins. E. B. A red carpet on the Sahara. 
Rinehart, ML R. Nomad's land. 
Roberts. K. L. Florida. 

Roosevelt, Theodore, and Kermit. E^ast of the sun and 
west of the moon. 
Street, G. E. Mount Desert. 
Thomas, Lowell. First world flight. 
Willard, T. A. City of the sacred well. 



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BIOGRAPHY 

Abbott, C. D. Howard Pyle. 
*Ali. M. M. Muhammed the prophet. 
*Begbie, Harold. Life of General William Booth. 2v. 

Arthur Christopher Benson as seen by some friends. 

Benson, A. C. The trefoil; life of Archbishop Benson. 

Bradford, Gamaliel. Darwin. 

Braybrooke, Patrick. Genius of Bernard Shaw. 

Brown, R. W. Dean Briggs. 

Carter, Morris. Isabella Stuart Gardner and Fenway 

Court. 

Cushing, Harvey. Life of Sir William Osier. 2v. 

De Kruif, Paul. Microbe hunters. 
*Garland, Hamlin. Son of the middle border. 

House, E. M. Intimate papers. 2v. 
*Howe. F. C. Confessions of a reformer. 

Jacobi, M. P. Life and letters. 

Jones, R. M. Finding the trail of life. 

Lawrence, William. Memories of a happy life. 
*Peabody. J. P. Diary and letters. 

Robinson, J. DeM. The circus lady. 

Rutherson, Albert, ed. C. R. W. Nevinson. 

Scherer, J. A. B. The first forty-niner. 

Stokes, 0. E. P. Letters and memories of Susan and Anna 

Bartlett Warner. 

Van Yorst, Bessie. A girl from China; Soumay Tcheng. 



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973.4 B67 
901 B74 
907 D28 
940.3 D55 
973 F22 
378.744 A51 
943 G59 

941.5 G98 
913.3 Mil 
975.256 N79 
973.3 R72 

973.8 S46 

973.9 S75 



HISTORY 

*Abbott, F. F. History and description of Roman political 

institutions. 

Adams, J. T. New England in the republic. 

Bates, E. S. Touring in 1600. 

Beer, Thomas. The mauve decade. 

Bolitho, William. Italy under Mussolini. 

Bowers, C. G. Jefferson and Hamilton. 

Breasted, J. H. Conquest of civilization. 

Davies, W. W. How to read history. 

Dickinson, G. L. International anarchy, 1904-1914. 

Faris, J. T. When America was young. 
*Fuess, C. M. comp. Amherst memorial volume. 
*Gooch, G. P. Germany. 

Gwynn, Stephen. Ireland. 

MacAlister, R. A. S. Century of excavation in Palestine. 

Norris, W. B. Annapolis. 

Rosewater, Victor. The Liberty bell. 

Seitz, D. C. The dreadful decade. 

Sullivan, Mark. Our times, v. 1. 



Adams, Will. 
Aldrich, B. S. 
Anker-Larsen, Johannes. 
Arnim, M. A. B. 
Bailey, Temple. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Bartley, Nalbro. 
Beeding, Francis. 
Benefield, Barry. 
Bethea, Jack. 
Biggers, E. D. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Bojer, Johan. 
Boyd, Thomas. 
Bromfield, Louis. 
Bromfield, Louis. 
Bryant, S. C. 
Burlingame, Roger. 
Burt, K. N. 
Byrne, Donn. 
Cameron, Margaret. 
Candler, Edmund.- 
Chase, Daniel. 
Chesterton, G. K. 
Coalfleet, Pierre. 
Converse, Florence. 
Daskam, J. D. 
Day, Holman. 
Deeping, Warwick. 



FICTION 

Fenceless meadows. 

The Cutters. 

Martha and Mary. 

Introduction to Sally. 

Blue window. 

Those difficult years. 

Bread and jam. 

Little white hag. 

Chicken- wagon family. 

The deep seam. 

Fifty candles. 

Pine creek ranch. 

The emigrants. 

Samuel Drummond. 

Early autumn. 

Possession. 

The magic flute. 

Susan Shane. 

Quest. 

Hangman's house. 

A sporting chance. 

Dinosaur's egg. 

Hardy rye. 

Incredulity of Father Brown. 

Hare and tortoise. 

Into the void. 

Medusa's head. 

When the fight begins. 

Sorrel and son. 



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Deland, Margaret. 
De la Pasture, E. E. M. 
Dodd, Catherine. 
Douglas, Alan. 
Doyle, Sir A. C. 
Erskine, John. 
Erskine, L. Y. 
Ertz, Susan. 
Evarts, H. G. 
Farnol, Jeffery. 
Ferber, Edna. 
Fisher, D. C. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Forbes, Esther. 
Forrest, Noel. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Galsworthy, John. 
Garrett, William. 
Gibbs, A. H. 
Gibbs, Philip. 
Glasgow, Ellen. 
Grey, Zane. 
Grierson, F. D. 
Grierson, F. D. 
Haggard, Sir H. R. 
Halman, D. F. 
Hannay, James. 
Harris, Corra. 
Henriot, Emile. 
Hichens, Robert. 
Hormel, O. D. 
Irwin, I. H. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 
Kaye-Smith, Sheila. 
Kilbourne, Fannie. 
Kimball, Paul. 
Kipling, Rudyard. 
Knibbs, H. H. 
Lewis, Sinclair. 
Lincoln, J. C. 
Locke, W. J. 
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc. 
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc. 
Lutz, G. L. H. 
Macaulay, Rose. 
MacGrath, Harold. 
MacGrath, Harold. 
Mackenzie, Compton. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Martin, H. R. 



The Kays. 

Chip and the block. 

The Farthing spinster. 

For the king. 

Land of mist. 

Galahad. 

Coming of Cosgrove. 

After noon. 

The painted stallion. 

The high adventure. 

Show boat. 

Her son's wife. 

Sea fog. 

O genteel lady! 

Ways of escape. 

The puzzle lock. 

Shadow of the wolf. 

Silver spoon. 

Treasure royal. 

Labels. 

Unchanging quest. 

The romantic comedians. 

Vanishing American. 

The limping man. 

The lost pearl. 

Treasure of the lake. 

Honk! 

Lady of the abbey. 

Flapper Anne. 

Aricie Brun. 

The unearthly. 

Co-ed. 
*Gertrude Haviland's divorce. 

Miss Blake's husband. 

Lady of Pentlands. 

Starbrace. 

The Horton twins. 

Mrs. Merivale. 

Debits and credits. 

Sungazers. 

Mantrap. 

The big Mogul. 

Perella. 
*The lonely house. 

What really happened. 

A new name. 

Crewe train. 

The Cellini placque. 
*Green stone. 

Fairy gold. 

The Allbrights. 

Ye that judge. 



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Masefield, John. 
Morley, Christopher. 
Morris, E. B. 
Merrel, Concordia. 
Miller, Agnes. 
Miln, L. J. 

Minnegerode, Meade. 
Mitchell, R. C. 
Montague, C. E. 
Montgomery, L. M. 
Morrow, H. W. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Oemler, M. C. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Ostenso, Martha. 
Packard, F. L. 
Phillpotts, Eden. 
Pickthall, Marmaduke. 
Poole, Ernest. 
Reymont, Ladislas. 
Richmond, G. L. S. 
Roberts, E. M. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Santmyer, H. H. 
Scott, Will. 
Sinclair, B. W. 
Singmaster, Elsie. 
Skrine, M. J. H. 
Somerville & Ross. 
Suckow, Ruth. 
Suckow, Ruth. 
Tarkington, Booth. 
Thompson, Sylvia. 
Tracy, Louis. 
Train, Arthur. 
Trey nor, A. M. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Warner, S. T. 
Wasson, Mildred. 
Webb, M. G. M. 
Wells, H. G. 
Weston, George. 
Wharton, Edith. 
White, S. E. 
White, S. E. 
White, S. E. 
Whitlock, Brand. 



Odtaa. 

Thunder on the left. 

The silk coquette. 

Ordeal by marriage. 

Colfax bookplate. 

It happened in Peking. 

Cordelia Chantrell. 

The wishing carpet. 

Rough justice. 

The blue castle. 

We must march. 

The black Flemings. 

Hildegarde. 

Shepherds. 

The clouded pearl. 

The golden beast. 

Prodigals of Monte Carlo. 

Stolen idols. 

Wild geese. 

The red ledger. 

Jig-saw. 

Valley of the kings. 

With eastern eyes. 

The peasants. 4v. 

Cherry square. 
*Time of man. 

Bellarion. 

Lion's skin. 

Herbs and apples. 

The black stamp. 

Wild west. 

Keller's Anna Ruth. 

Shepherd Easton's daughter. 

Big house of Inver. 

Iowa interiors. 

Odyssey of a nice girl. 

Women. 

Hounds of spring. 
*Pelham affair. 

Blind goddess. 

The long patrol. 

Harmer John. 

Lolly Willowes. 

The big house. 

Precious bane. 

World of William Clissold. 2v. 

Wondering moon. 

Here and beyond. 

Secret harbor. 
*Sign at six. 

Skookum Chuck. 

Uprooted. 



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Widdemer, Margaret. 
Wren, P. C. 
Young, F. B. 
Young, F. B. 
Young, Stark. 



Gallant lady. 
Beau sabreur. 
Cold harbour. 
The dark tower. 
Heaven trees. 



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598.2 C36t 
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398.2 C77 
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551 D14 

821.08 D29 
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970.1 M77 
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598.2 P31 

398.3 R18 
919.8 R19 
600 R89 
917.94 S16 
808 S62 
793 S85 

918.8 T22 
821 W63pi 

398.4 W67 



CHILDREN'S BOOKS — NON-FICTION 

Adams, E. W. Community civics. 

Adams, H. M. When Mother lets us model. 

Adams and Atchinson. Book of giant stories. 

Addington, Sarah. Pudding lane people. 

Bailey, C. S. Stories from an Indian cave. 

Baldwin, James. Another fairy reader. 

Baldwin, James. Fairy reader. 

Bassett, S. W. Story of sugar. 

Beuret, Georgette. When I was a girl in France. 

Brooks, Dorothy. Stories of the red children. 

Carrick, Valery. Picture folk tales. 

Chapman, F. M. Travels of birds. 

Coe, F. E. Makers of the nation. 

Cooke, F. J. Nature myths and stories. 

Curtis, M. I. Stories in trees. 

Dakin, W. S. Great rivers of the world. 

Davis, M. G. comp. Girl's book of verse. 

Deihl, E. G. The looking glass. 

Dutton, M. B. In field and pasture. 

Faris, J. T. Real stories of the geography makers. 

Gibson, C. R. Electrical amusements and experiments. 

Haaren, J. H. Fairy life. 

Higgins, V. M. The gingerbread man. 

Hopkins, W. J. The doers. 

Hughes, R. O. Community civics. 

Johnston and Barnum. Book of plays for little actors. 

Lancaster, Hewes. Rainbow boy. 

Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh. 

Moon, Grace. Chi-wee and Loki. 

Moses, M. J. ed. Another treasury of plays. 

Nixon-Roulet, M. F. Our little Australian cousin. 

Osgood, H. O. Mildred, Tom and old Salt. 

Pearson, T. G. Bird study book. 

Rasmussen, I. M. East o' the sun and west o' the moon. 

Rawson, K. L. Boy's eye view of the Arctic. 

Rush and Winslow. Modern Aladdins and their magic. 

Salisbury, E. I. Boys' and girls' California. 

Skinner, A. M. Dramatic stories for reading and acting. 

Stewart, Jean. Three hundred and one things a bright girl 

can do. 

Tee-Van, H. D. Red howling monkey. 

Wiggin and Smith, comp. Pinafore palace. 

Williams, Margery. Velveteen rabbit. 



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STORIES FOR CHILDREN 



Adams, Katherine. 
Ames, Fisher. 
Ashmun, Margaret. 
Ashmun, Margaret. 
Bailey, C. S. 
Byington, Eloise. 
Charskaya, L. A. 
Cleland, M. G. 
Curtis, A. T. 
Dalgleish, Alice. 
Daudet, Alphonse. 
Deihl, E. G. 
Denton, C. J. 
Fuess, C. M. 
Fyleman, Rose. 
Gardiner & Osborne. 
Gillmore, I. H. 
Hawthorne, Hildegarde. 
Heming, Arthur. 
Heyliger, William. 
Hill & Maxwell. 
Leetch, D. L. 
Lefevre, Felicite. 
Lindsay, Maud. 
Lofting, Hugh. 
McNeil, Everett. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Milne, A. A. 
Nash, H. A. 
Perkins, L. F. 
Phillips, E. C. 
Pyle, Howard. 
Rankin, C. W. 
Smith, L. R. 
Smith, L. R. 
Smith, L. R. 
Smith, L. R. 
Snell, R. J. 
Snell, R. J. 
Verdery, Eleanor. 
Widdemer, M. C. 
Youmans, Eleanor. 
Zwilgmeyer, Dikken. 



Toto and the gift. 

By reef and trail. 

Brenda stays at home. 

School keeps today. 

The wonderful tree. 

Doll land stories. 

Fledglings. 

Little pioneers of the fir-tree country. 

Little maid of Nantucket. 

Happy school year. 

Pope's mule. 

Little black hen. 

Runaway Nanny. 

The Andover way. 

The adventure club. 

Father's gone a-whaling. 

Maida's little school. 

Island farm. 

The living forest. 

Quinby and son. 

Charlie and the surprise house. 

Annetje and her family. 

Soldier boy. 

The toy shop. 

Doctor Dolittle's caravan. 

Tonty of the iron hand. 

John. 

Gallery of children. 

Polly's secret. 

American twins of the revolution. 

Little Sally Waters. 

Book of pirates. 

Gipsy Nan. 

Jolly Polly and Curly Tail. 

The singing twins. 

Tale of Curly Tail. 

Treasure twins. 

Little boy France. 

Little pony-auto. 

About Ellie at Sandacre. 

In the shadows of the skyscrapers. 

Skitter cat. 

Inger Johanne's lively doings. 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL 

REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND THIRTIETH 

ANNUAL REPORT OF SEWER 

COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1926 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1927 



♦JOHN H. FLINT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

Igg9 1899 

*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



1893—1894 

*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



1894—1899 

♦WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JOHN E. SMITH 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899—1902 

♦JOHN H. FLINT 
♦WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 

1906—1907 

♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦HARRY M. EAMES 

1908—1912 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914—1916 1916—1917 

THOS. E. RHODES ('19) BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 

BARNETT ROGERS ('16) THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) WILLIS B. HODGKINS,Treas.j('18) 



1903—1906 

♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 

1907—1908 

♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

1913—1914 

♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'y ('14) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas.(15) 



1917—1918 

BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 



1918—1919 

BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('22) 



WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 



1919—1920—1921 

BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY Sec'y' (21) 
THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923—1924 

PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
A. T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 



1922—1923 

THOMAS E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1924—1925—1926 

PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
A. T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('28) 
THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('29) 



* Deceased. 



SUPERINTENDENT 

FRANK L. COLE 

2 



REPORT OF 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



To the Citizens of the Town of Andover, Mass.: 

We submit our fourteenth annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1926, which is also the thirty-eighth report of the 
Water System, and the thirtieth report of the Sewer System. 
This is also the fourteenth report of the Highway and Park De- 
partments under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works. 

Election 
The choice of the voters resulted in the re-election of Walter I. 
Morse for a period of three years. 

Organization 

At the first meeting held on March 18, the following were 
elected: Chairman, Arthur T. Boutwell; Secretary, William D. 
Mclntyre; Treasurer, Walter I. Morse. 

Mr. Frank L. Cole was re-appointed superintendent for one 
year at a salary of $3800.00. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

In accordance with the vote at the last Town meeting, there 
were added to your Water System 7,724 feet of new mains at an 
average cost of $2.45 per foot. This included the relaying of a 
new 6-inch main on Upland Road from Summer Street to Chest- 
nut Street, relaying a new 6-inch main on Walnut Avenue from 
Carmel Road to Elm Street, laying 8-inch and 10-inch pipe on 
Lowell Street, from the Pumping Station a distance of about 
3400 feet toward Haggett's Pond Road. These changes were 
in line with the Board's plans to improve the Water System each 



year in accordance with the survey made two years ago by Weston 
& Sampson, Engineers. 

We would recommend for the betterment of the Water System 
this year, the following: 

The replacing of 4-inch pipe on Florence Street by 6-inch. 

The replacing of 4-inch pipe on Washington Avenue by 6-inch. 

We would recommend these changes because the present lines 
are carrying a dangerously small capacity. We believe this 
should be corrected to satisfy not only a better service capacity, 
but also to insure maximum fire protection in this congested 
area. We would also ask that the main on Lowell Street started 
last year be extended from where it now terminates, to the 
Tewksbury line, a distance of about 4600 feet. In this extension, 
it would seem the Town was using the right judgment in laying 
a convenience to attract future development, bearing in mind the 
excellent road that adds another valuable inducement. You will 
find inserted in the warrant an article covering this extension, 
and changes involving an amount of $15,000. The general 
operating forces of the Water System are relatively in as good 
working condition as can be expected considering their period of 
service. 

Pumping Station 

In the passing of Mr. George Spickler, who so faithfully and 
conscientiously served the Town .for thirty-four years in the 
capacity of engineer at the Pumping Station, we believe it our 
duty to recall to your mind his years of loyalty to this public 
service. The vacancy caused by Mr. Spickler's passing, has been 
filled by Mr. Howard Pillsbury, whose service we feel the Town 
has been fortunate to employ. His general knowledge of the 
working of the plant has shown itself, not only in the improved 
appearance of the station, but the more efficient operation of the 
plant. 

The dwelling house at the Pumping Station has been renovated, 
the grounds regraded and seeded, trees planted, and the swamp 
at the right of the Pumping Station filled in. It is the desire of 
the Board to keep this holding of the Town's in a much more 
attractive appearance than in the past. 



We would recommend the sum of $30,000. for maintenance of 
the Water Department and $10,000. for service pipe and con- 
struction for the ensuing year. These amounts are the same as 
last year, and are necessary to maintain this part of your service. 

Water Bonded Debt 

The Bonded Debt of the Water System, January 1, 1927, was 
$68,000.; of this amount $5,000. is redeemable by the sinking 
fund, which on January 1, 1927, amounted to $5,834.61. From the 
balance shown on the sinking fund, you can see it is no longer 
necessary to ask for appropriations for this fund. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

No new construction was undertaken during the year 1926. 
The expense of this department now is chiefly its maintenance, 
and we would accordingly ask for an appropriation of $5,000. for 
this work this year. 

Sewer Bonded Debt 

The Bonded Debt of the Sewer System, January 1, 1927, was 
$213,000.; of this amount $30,000. is redeemable by the sinking 
fund, which on January 1, 1927, amounted to $29,458.53. It isno 
longer necessary to ask for appropriations for this fund, since the 
interest on the amount on deposit will meet the sum required 
when due. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Construction 

There were rebuilt this year the following streets : 

Part of Shawsheen Road. 

Chestnut Street to Avon Street. 

Part of Abbot Street. 

Summer Street to the residence of Symonds. 

Stevens Street in whole. 

Pasho Street in whole. 
This work involved 19,778 yards of new construction, and was 
built at an average cost of $1.73 1-3 yard, which reflects a credit- 
able showing to our Superintendent and his organization. We 



also take pride in saying that it is one of the few years that the 
Board has been able to follow its recommendations to their 
completion. 

The Board proposes for new construction for the ensuing year, 
the following: 

Chestnut Street from Avon Street to Upland Road. 

Harding Street. 

The Street in rear of the Railroad Station. 

High Street from Harding Street to North Andover line. 
Chestnut Street should be reconstructed because of its unsatis- 
factory condition. The street in rear of R. R. Station has been a 
bone of contention for many years, and has not only been in a 
very unsatisfactory condition, but it has given Andover's ap- 
proach by railroad a very undignified appearance. Harding 
Street has drawn heavily from our maintenance account each 
year, due to severe washouts, and we believe its reconstruction 
an act of investment to the Town. High Street to the North 
Andover line should be rebuilt to afford a diversion of the travel 
from Main Street to Lawrence. 

An unsuccessful attempt was made by the Board to enlist 
State and County aid in the reconstruction of the River Road 
from South Lawrence to Tewksbury. We believe if this road was 
put in a more satisfactory condition it would greatly relieve some 
of the travel to Lowell, thereby furnishing a better distribution 
of Andover's intertravel. Also we think it a good policy to enlist 
as much aid from the State and County as possible in the rebuild- 
ing of our roads. 

Maintenance 

This department is called upon not only to care for the country 
roads, but to maintain by resealing the many streets that have 
been previously constructed. In the rural districts gravel and 
ashes have been used in considerable quantities to place these 
thoroughfares in a more passable condition. Many miles of 
gravel roads have been oiled and treated with asphalt and tarvia. 
This procedure has added greatly to their life as well as placed 
them in a much more desirable condition for spring and fall 



travel. There is also incorporated in this department sidewalk 
work, bridge repair, catchbasins, drains and street signs — all 
necessary to the general upkeep of the Town's highways. Several 
drains were built this year including the one on Bartlet Street 
near the High School. We think this has relieved this area from 
a great nuisance. We plan to scarify and dress many country 
roads this year which we have found to be in a poor condition. 

We would ask that $78,000. be appropriated for Construction 
and Maintenance purposes. 

Snow 

The plowing and removing of snow has been a problem almost 
every community has had to solve. If you will consider that 
Andover has to open for travel 129 miles of streets after each 
storm, bearing in mind that the greatest attention must be given 
to Main Street from the North Reading line to the Lawrence 
line, I think you will agree that the snow removal problem has 
worked out a little better this year than heretofore. We are 
endeavoring to place this class of service on as high a level as 
possible, and you can be assured that every effort is made to get 
the streets open for travel just as soon as possible. Many times 
difficulties confront the progress of this work due to the breaking 
down of equipment and other unfortunate causes beyond our 
control. We have placed in various sections of the Town snow 
fences where the drifting of snow has been a menace to the 
plowing of the roads by trucks. This we have found has worked 
out to a great saving to the Town, and hope next year to purchase 
a greater amount of it for distribution in localities where it is 
needed. 

We would recommend $15,000. for snow and equipment. 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

We would recommend the sum of $3,000. for this department, 
the same amount as appropriated last year. We feel in asking 
this amount, that it is no more than will adequately care for your 
Park System properly. We have caused to be placed in the 
warrant, an article for $15,000. for the purpose of completing the 

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playstead according to the recommendations of the engineers 
employed for this work. We submit the progress of their work 
together with recommendations as follows : 

MORSE & DICKINSON 

Engineers 

1 1 Beacon St. 

Boston, Mass., December 3, 1926. 
Board of Public Works 

Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with your request we submit herewith our 
report of the work which has been done under our direction on the 
Andover playstead together with an estimate of work remaining 
to be done in order to put the entire area in a condition whereby 
it may be enjoyed by lovers of outdoor sports. 

The area of the playstead tract at present is approximately 
7 acres and the straightening of the boundary lines at the easterly 
corner will add nearly another acre to this area. 

Prior to the work of this season less than half of the field was 
available for sports, the balance being undrained land, over- 
grown with water grasses and bushes of various kinds. 

After examining the premises your engineers made a careful 
survey from which a complete topographical map was prepared. 
Studies were made of the soil in order to determine its composi- 
tion and the uses for which it was adapted. 

Numerous test holes were sunk to ascertain the depths and 
formation of the sub stratum and also to secure data for deter- 
mining the location and extent of the necessary underground 
drains. 

With this information a drainage system was designed to pro- 
vide for surface as well as ground water and a grading plan worked 
up which would permit the use of the desired contour at a min- 
imum of expense. 

Specifications and form of contract were also prepared as it 
was expected at first that the work would be done by contract. 
It was later decided, however, by your board to handle the 



construction with your own forces and the work therefore was 
conducted in this manner. Credit is due your Superintendent, 
Mr. Frank Cole, for his efficient and economical management. 

The work progressed from July until October at which time the 
limit of the appropriation was reached and it was then necessary 
to suspend operations. 

While the grading of the entire held at present is incomplete, 
more work has actually been done than was originally con- 
templated. During the progress of the work it was pointed out 
by your engineers that if the general scheme of improvement was 
followed and the whole field graded and seeded at this time it 

uld be necessary* later to remove large areas of loam and grass 
in order to construct the running track, baseball field, tennis 
courts, etc. It was therefore decided by your board to make these 
several units integral with the grading operation and thereby 
save a considerable item of expense. 

A quarter-mile cinder track has been laid out on the wester l y 
tide of the held and has already been partly constructed. The 
two large bleachers, each with a seating capacity of about 500 
persons, have been moved from their former locations and 
grouped beside the track. 

The entire drainage system has been installed and about three 
quarters of the surface area of the field has been graded. 

The records show that there has been expended for the work 
the total of $14967.40 of which S9070.01 was for labor, teams and 
trucks. $4547.39 for materials such as cinders, gravel, and pipe, 
and $1350 for surveys, designs and engineering services 

To complete the work which has already been undertaken 
additional funds will be needed, and in order that the townspeople 
may obtain variety in their recreation and also realize on their 
initial playground investment, your attention is respectfully 
called to the desirability of constructing, in addition to the 
running track and football field, a baseball field with bleachers of 
adequate seating capacity together with tennis courts or other 
playground units of such extent as your board believes advisable. 

With the development of the field it is felt that consideration 
should be given at this time to a suitable approach. Entrance 

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now is possible only through Whittier Court, a narrow way border- 
ing on private door yards and of a width sufficient to permit the 
passage of only one vehicle at a time. An extensive ledge outcrop 
in the vicinity precludes its widening. It is therefore suggested 
that a new approach be constructed across the schoolhouse 
grounds entering from Whittier Street at a point about 100 feet 
westerly from Whittier Court. A gravel surfaced driveway 20 
feet in width would be sufficient and the grounds between the 
Jackson and Punchard school buildings would afford ample 
parking facilities for automobiles. 

An estimate of the cost of completing the playstead on the 
above basis is as follows : 

1 . Additional grading of field 

2. Loaming, fertilizing and seeding 

3. Completion of running track 

4. Construction of baseball field 

5. Bleachers at baseball field, seating capacity 

500 persons 

6. Two tennis courts with woven wire enclosure 
. 7. Concrete piers for present bleachers 

8. Construction of new approach to playstead 



$2800 


.00 


6450 


.00 


750 


.00 


200 


.00 


1000 


.00 


2500 


.00 


300 


.00 


475 


.00 



$14475.00 
Engineering 10% . 1447.00 



$15922.00 



Yours respectfully, 



. MORSE & DICKINSON 
(signed) D. H. Dickinson 

We believe if this report is followed in detail, Andover's play- 
stead will become of greater service to its young people. 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
PHILIP L.HARDY 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 
WALTER I. MORSE 
T. E. RHODES 

Board of Public Works 

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REDEMPTION OF BONDS 

Water Sinking Fund 

Cr. 
Balance January 1, 1926 $5606.97 



Interest on Deposit 


227 


.64 


$5834.61 








To redeem Water Bonds, due 1928 


$5000.00 




Balance, January 1, 1927 






$5834.61 


Dr. 








Andover National Bank Book No. 3 






$5834.61 


To redeem Sewer Bonds, due 1928 






$30000.00 


Cr. 








Balance January 1, 1926 


$28309.08 




Interest on Deposit 


1149. 


45 





Balance January 1, 1927 $29458.53 

Dr. . 
Andover National Bank, Book No. 2 $29458 . 53 



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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works. 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my reports of the different departments 
for the year ending December 31st, 1926. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

During the year 1926 there were added to our main pipe lines 
4015 feet of 6-inch C. I. pipe, 2342 feet of 8-inch C. I. pipe and 
1314 feet of 10-inch C. I. pipe, also 14 hydrants and 31 water 
gates. Forty-nine service pipes have been laid and 48 meters set. 
The total miles of main water pipe and number of hydrants, 
meters and services in use will be found in a table at the back 
of the book. 

We have pumped at Haggett's Pond, using both steam and 
electric plants, 333,352,823 gallons (about 10,000,000 less than in 
1925). The steam plant was in operation 4308 hours, and the 
electric plant 633 hours and 30 minutes, making a total of 4941 
hours and 30 minutes, or a daily average of 13 hours and 32 
minutes. On October 25th, 1,293,511 gallons were pumped, this 
being the greatest amount pumped in any one day. The electric 
pump on Bancroft Road, continues to give excellent results and 
is in operation about 35 to 40 hours per week. 

The Engineer's house has been repaired and grounds around 
same have been loamed and seeded which has greatly improved 
its appearance. During the last year one-half of the swamp near 
the Pumping Station has been filled in, and it is hoped that during 
the coming year the remaining portion can be taken care of. 

12 



I would recommend for maintenance for 1927 $30,000.00 (same 
as last year) to be divided as follows : 
Salaries and labor 
300 tons of coal 
Engine and cylinder oil 
Power No. 1 and No. 2 stations 
Horse and 2 cars 
Steam Plant and Boiler 
Grading and seeding land 
Miscellaneous 



Total 



$16000.00 


3000, 


.00 


600 


.00 


6000 


.00 


1200 


.00 


1000, 


00 


1500, 


00 


700, 


.00 


$30000.00 



Service Pipe and Construction 



The number of applications in 1926 was 50, making a total of 

2268. 

Services in use January 1, 1926, 2088; put in during 1926, 49, 

making a total of 2137 in use January 1, 1927. 

Meters in use January 1, 1926, 1963; meters set during 1926, 

48, making a total of 2011 in use January 1, 1927. 

During the year there were 1853 feet of service pipe laid on 

private property and 1468 feet on Town property. 

I would recommend for construction for 1927 the sum of 

$10,000.00 (the same as last year) to be divided as follows: 
Labor and salaries $6000 . 00 

50 Meters 600.00 

Pipe 1000.00 

Brass Goods 1000.00 

Repairing old pipe . 1000.00 

Miscellaneous 400 . 00 



$10000.00 
Special Work 

I would recommend the following: 

That the work of laying the water main on Lowell Street be 
completed. 

That the present 4-inch main on Washington Avenue be re- 
placed with a 6-inch main. 

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That the present 4 inch main on Florence Street be replaced 
with a 6-inch main. 

The above work would require 2200 feet of 8-inch pipe and 
3800 feet of 6-inch pipe, as well as the changing over of all service 
pipes on the above mentioned streets. The total cost of these 
recommendations would approximate $15,000.00. 

Special Article No. 6, Lowell Street, Upland Road and 

Walnut Avenue 



Appropriated March, 1926 
Approved bills and pay rolls 

Balance 



$16000.00 
15801.60 

$198.40 



Special Article No. 21, Corbett Street 



Appropriated March, 1926 
Approved bills 


$7000.00 

5288.35 


Balance 


$1711.65 


Bond Money 




Cash on hand, January 1, 1926 
Approved bill 


$372.83 
363.54 



Balance 



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Water Rates 
Construction 



Receipts 



$40697.46 
4598.14 



Paid to Town Treasurer: 
Water Rates 
Construction 



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$40697.46 
4598.14 



$45295.60 $45295.60 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

I would recommend for sewer maintenance for 1927, $5,000.00. 

The sewer system has given very little trouble during the past 
year. It was necessary to repair only seven leaks which is a very 
small amount considering the number of miles of pipe. 

Appropriated March, 1926 $5000.00 

Approved bills 4988.63 



Balance $11.37 

House Connections 

Ten applications have been filed during the past year, making a 
total in use January 1, 1927, of 1010. 

Outfall Sewer 

On hand, January 1, 1926 $6395.66 

Approved bills 376 . 50 

Balance, January 1, 1927 $6019. 16 



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Coal Shed .... 
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806.97 

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HIGHWAYS, PARKS, AND PLAYSTEAD 



To the Board of Public Works. 
Gentlemen : — 

I submit for your approval the fourteenth annual report of 
the Highway Department ending December 31, 1926. 

The highway work began with the handling of snow and ice and 
the sanding of sidewalks. The cost of this work is included in the 
table of expenditures. 

The cleaning of streets and patching of roads began in April and 
continued until late in the fall. Approximately 250 tons of 
patching material were used. This work is increasing more and 
more each year, and I would recommend that the Town buy a 
one-ton truck for highway maintenance. 

During the year many streets were scarified and filled in places 
with gravel and given either a coat of oil or asphalt. Many of the 
country roads could be made to last for a period of years at a 
small cost if treated in the above manner. Several loads of 
cinders were placed on the following country roads: Dascomb 
Road, Tewksbury Street, Holt Road, Prospect Hill Road, 
Woburn Street, Summer Street, Bellevue Road, Osgood Street, 
High Street, and many other places. The cinder road on Osgood 
Street should be continued as far as Dascomb Road. On Osgood 
Street three stone culverts were replaced by metal ones. 

The new work on Shawsheen Road consists of 8413 square 
yards of Asphalt Macadam and the cost, including drains and 
catchbasins, was $15,460.02. On Stevens Street 2093 square 
yards of road were built at a cost of $2945.51 ; 2640 square yards 
of road were built on Abbot Street at a cost of $4268.65. This 
finishes Abbot Street as far as Spring Grove Cemetery. The 
work on Chestnut Street and Pasho Street then followed. On 

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Chestnut Street 1837 square yards of road were built at a cost of 
$3290.33, and on Pasho Street 1662 square yards for $3875.36. 
It was necessary to do considerable grading on Pasho Street, and 
also to place curbing at both ends of the street. On Summer 
Street 3133 square yards were built at a cost of $4601.04, also one 
culvert was repaired and four catchbasins installed. The above 
work has added to the town highways 19778 square yards of 
macadam road. 

A drainage system was put in on Chestnut Street before the 
new piece of roadwork was started at a cost of $938.70, and a 
drainage system was installed on Bartlet Street at a cost of 
$1236.65, to remedy the poor condition that existed in the vicinity 
of Punchard Avenue and Bartlet Street. 

New fences have been built on Shawsheen Road, Greenwood 
Road and Andover Street, besides repairing several old fences. 

The only sidewalk work done this year was a small piece in 
front of the new garage building on Park Street. This was built 
by the Town and the owner on a half cost basis. 

I would recommend for the Highway Department for the year 
1927, $93,000.00 ($7000.00 less than last year) to be divided 
as follows: 

Maintenance : 



Labor, teams, truck hire 


$16000.00 


Tarvia, oil and asphalt 


7500.00 


Gravel, ashes and patching material for roads 


3500.00 


Sidewalk work 


4000.00 


Keeping double team 


800.00 


Keeping car 


400.00 


Bridges 


1000.00 


Catchbasins and drains 


1000.00 


Street signs 


500.00 


Scarifying and dressing country roads 


5000.00 


Tools 


300.00 


Miscellaneous 


2000.00 




$42000.00 



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Chestnut Street 








$3600.00 


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2400.00 

23000.00 


Total 


$36000.00 


Snow and Equipment : 
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sand and sanding 


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$15000.00 


Financial Statement 






Appropriation March, 1926 
Approved Bills 
Overdrawn 








$100000.00 

$101388.80 

*1388.80 


Expenditures : 
Maintenance 




$30689.90 




Construction 




38343 , 


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27891. 


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Drains 




4213. 


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Sidewalks 




251. 


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Total 


$101388.80 





*This overdraft was caused on account of so much snow in 
December. 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation March, 1926 
Approved Bills 



$3000.00 
2994.44 



Balance 



$5.56 



ARTICLE 7, PLAYSTEAD 



Appropriation March, 1926 
Approved Bills 



$15000.00 
14967.40 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1927 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

SMITH & COUTTS CO. 

1928 



CONTENTS 



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PAGE 


Aiding Mothers 


65 


Infirmary Expense 


49 


Relief out of 


64 


Infirmary Statistics 


65 


Andover Post No. 8 


42 


Animal Inspector 


54 


Appropriations, 1927 


19 


Assessors' Report 


67 


Assessors' Survey 


47, 93 


Assets 


80 


Auditors' Certificate 


79 


Board of Health 


35, 70 


Board of Health Nurse 


72 


Board of Public Works 


Appendix 


Brush Fires 


41 



Building Inspector's Report 77 

Charities Department 63 

Cornell Fund 49 

County Tax 39 
Damage to Persons and Property 46 

December Assesments 68 

Dump, Care of 40 

Election and Registration 34 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 44 

Financial Report 28 
Fire Department 41, 53 

Finance Committee's Report 101 

G. A. R. Post 99 40 
Haggetts Pond Land Purchase 48 

Inspector of Wires 45 

Insurance 45 

Interest 43 

Jury List 55 

Liabilities 80 

Librarian's Report 123 

Memorial Day 39 



PAGE 
Memorial Hall Library 66, 120 
Memorial Hall Library Building 66 
Moth Work 37, 60 
Municipal Buildings 33 
Municipal Properties 69 
Planning Board 48, 118 
Playstead Land Taking 47 
Police 42, 61 
Pomp's Pond Recreation Commit- 
tee 43, 51 
Punchard Free School, Report of 
Schools 28 
Trustees 89 
Redemption of Bonds 44 
Reserve Fund 48 
Retirement of Veterans 40 
Report of War Memorial Commit- 
tee 85 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 46, 50 
Report on Salaries 109 
Schools 28 
Smith Hughes Fund 30 
Soldiers' Relief 65 
Spring Grove Cemetery 38, 58 
State Aid 65 
State Taxes 39 
Street Lighting 36 
Tax Collector 75 
Temporary Loans 44 
Town Meeting 14 
Town Officers 4, 31 
Town Scales 36 
Town Warrant 7, 97 
Treasurer's Report 80 
Tree Warden 37, 60 * 



TOWN OFFICERS 



Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 



ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
*CHARLES BOWMAN 



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Assessors 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
*CHARLES BOWMAN 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Town Treasurer 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 
Tax Collector 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 
School Committee 
MAY D. FOLK 
EUGENE M. WEEKS 
DR. W. DACRE WALKER 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
ERNEST A. JOHNSON 
LAWRENCE V. ROTH 
MARY W. FRENCH 
DAVID R. LAWSON 

Superintendent of Schools 

HENRY C. SANBORN 

Board of Public Works and Sinking Fund Commission 
ARTHUR T.BOUTWELL Term Expires 1928 

THOMAS E. RHODES " " 1928 

WALTER I. MORSE " " 1929 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW " " 1930 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE " " 1930 



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Superintendent of Water, Sewer Department, Highways and 

Parks 

FRANK L. COLE 

Chief of Fire Department 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Board of Health 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. Term Expires 1928 

BANCROFT T. HAYNES " " 1929 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY " " 1930 

Chief of Police 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Constables 
JAMES NAPIER 
FRANK M. SMITH 
GEORGE N. SPARKS 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

JOHN C. ANGUS 

BURTON S. FLAGG 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 

FREDERIC S. BOUT WELL 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1928 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON *HARRY H. NOYES 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Auditors 

WALTER H. COLEMAN DAVID L. COUTTS 

HARRY SELLARS 

Moderator of Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 
*Deceased 



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Trustees of Cornell Fund 

CHARLES N. MARLAND Term Expires 1928 

JOHN C. ANGUS " " 1929 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER " " 1930 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
E. BURKE THORNTON 

Inspector of Buildings 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Inspector of Wires 
BERTRAND L. GEORGE 

Registrars of Voters 
PATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

SAMUEL P. HULME JOHN F. HURLEY 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery — For 3 years 
WALTER I. MORSE *DANIEL H. POOR 

FRED E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 
WALTER H. COLEMAN HENRY J. GARDNER 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 
*JOHN S. ROBERTSON JAMES C. SOUTER 

WINFIELD B. KNOWLTON GEORGE L. GRAHAM 

Finance Committee 
ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman JOSEPH H. HIGGINSON 
CHARLES J. BAILEY, Secretary JOSEPH C, KIMBALL 
WALTER M. LAMONT JAMES H. EATON 

G. EDGAR FOLK 
Planning Board 
ROY M. HAYNES Term Expires 1928 

IRVING SOUTHWORTH " " 1929 

GRANVILLE K. CUTLER " " 1930 

CHARLES H. FORBES " " 1931 

ROY E. HARDY " " 1932 

* Deceased 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four 
viz. : The Town House in Precinct One ; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, on Monday, The 
Seventh Day of March, 1927, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on the 
following articles: 

Article 1 . — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one 
year, three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial 
Hall Library for seven years, one Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for three years (to fill vacancy), one Tree Warden for 
one year, and all town officers required by law to be elected by 
ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, 



of the General Laws, to Monday, March 14th, at 1.30 o'clock 
p.m. at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Aid- 
ing Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Brush 
Fires, Fire Department, Hay Scales, Highway Department, 
Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 
99, G. A. R., Parks and Play steads, Police, Printing, Election 
and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Main- 
tenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, 
Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Main Street, Shaw- 
sheen Bridge, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
House, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Maintenance 
and Construction, Andover Post No. 8, American Legion, and 
other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. for the purpose of making improvements at the 
playstead, said improvements to be carried out in accordance 
with plans drawn and recommendations of Morse & Dickinson, 
landscape engineers, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$15,000. to make the following alterations and extensions to the 
Water System : Laying a new main on Lowell Street 2200 feet of 
8-inch and 2400 feet of 6-inch pipe; laying 650 feet of 6-inch 
main on Florence Street to take the place of the 4-inch main ; also 
laying 1400 feet of 6-inch on Washington Avenue to take place 
of 4-inch main, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$5000. to extend the water main from the North School House 
down the River Road to the Lawrence line, on petition of Albert 
A. Hardy and others. 

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Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding Haverhill 
Street Bridge and rebuilding 650 feet of roadway east and west 
of said bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost 
will be borne by the State, County, and Boston and Maine Rail- 
road, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will accept as a Town Way 
the private street known as Brechin Terrace, as laid out by the 
Selectmen. This street leads from Shawsheen Road about 175 
feet west of Cuba Street, extending about 400 feet in a north- 
easterly direction. The road as laid out is 60 feet in width 
between outside of sidewalk lines, on petition of Smith & Dove 
Mfg. Company and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will accept as a public way, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Juliette Street, starting at the 
easterly line of Corbett Street, thence northerly about 1296 feet 
to a point near the property of one Nelson, on petition of Edward 
Topping and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will accept as a public way, 
as laid out 'by the Selectmen, and shown on plan filed with the 
Town Clerk, a way known as Dufton Road extending from 
Burnham Road to Enmore Street a distance of 857 feet more or 
less, on petition of George Dufton and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $2000. together with the unexpended balance, to wit 
$1711.65, now remaining as the Corbett Road balance of un- 
expended appropriation for water service in 1926, for the pur- 
pose of installing water service in Juliette Street, provided the 
article for the acceptance of said street is adopted, on petition 
of residents of said street. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1200. for the purpose of installing water service in Duf- 
ton Road, provided the article for the acceptance of said road is 
adopted, on petition of George Dufton and others. 



Article 13. — To see if the Town will appropriate $3000. to lay 
out, grade and repair Magnolia Avenue, in Shawsheen Village, on 
petition of James Mulligan and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to accept from the 
American Woolen Company a conveyance of certain land, with 
the buildings thereon, in Shawsheen Village, bounded and de- 
scribed as follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of the easterly line of Main 
Street and the northerly line of Balmoral Street ; thence northerly 
by said Main Street 258 feet, more or less, to Haverhill Street, 
thence easterly by said Haverhill Street 46 feet, more or less, to 
a fence and land retained by the grantor; thence southerly as 
said fence now stands, by land retained by the grantor 253 feet, 
more or less, to Balmoral Street ; thence westerly by said Balmo- 
ral Street 50 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. This 
parcel of land is commonly known as The Mall. 

All as described and set forth in the deed of the American 
Woolen Company to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
which deed, with a plan of the land described therein, is on file 
in the office of the Town Clerk for examination and inspection. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$12,500. to purchase one 750-gallon pump for use in the Fire 
Department, on petition of Charles F. Emerson and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to adopt the recom- 
mendations of the War Memorial Committee and to construct 
a memorial to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the 
soldiers, sailors and marines, men of Andover, in the service of 
the United States in War, substantially in accordance with the 
plans, specifications, model and recommendations of said com- 
mittee, and appropriation therefor the sum of sixty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars ($62,500.) ; determine how the same shall be 
raised and by whom expended, or in any way act thereon, on 
petition of the War Memorial Committee. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500. to purchase two certain parcels of land situated in the 

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Town of Andover on the northerly shore of Haggett's Pond, 
containing in all about twenty-four acres, on petition of Frederic 
S. Boutwell and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will authorize the appoint- 
ment by the Moderator of a committee of five to petition the 
legislature on behalf of the Town for authority to establish a 
limited or representative form of Town Meeting, on petition of 
Alfred L. Ripley and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 
48, Chapter 31, of the General Laws, relating to its regular police 
and fire forces, in order that the regular members of the police 
department and the regular and call members of the Fire Depart- 
ment shall be subject to said Chapter 31, and the rules made 
thereunder, known as the "Civil Service" ; on petition of Ralph 
T. Berry and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $500. (five hundred dollars) for the purpose of 
reserving certain streets of the Town for coasting, on petition of 
Ralph T. Berry and others. 

Article 21. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to pay part of the cost, not to exceed $500., of 
the retaining wall along the south side of Roger's Brook adjoin- 
ing the land of John Stewart and connecting with the Town's cul- 
vert on Bartlet Street, on petition of John Stewart and others. 

Article 22. — To see if the Town will authorize the Planning 
Board to prepare a definite plan for a Zoning System of the town, 
to be presented for action at the next annual Town Meeting; and 
if the Town will appropriate a sum of money, not to exceed 
$1200., for the necessary expenses of such preparation; also to 
see if the Town will enact an Interim Ordinance, establishing 
certain residential districts and empowering the Selectmen to en- 
force certain restrictions therein, on petition of the Planning 
Board. 

Article 23. — To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to report to the next Town Meeting on the adequacy 

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of present school facilities ; to furnish an estimate of the annual 
growth of the school population; and to report its recommenda- 
tions with reference to additional facilities and equipment re- 
quired to accommodate such school population, on petition of 
Elsie P. Poynter and others. 

Article 24. — To see if the Town will adopt the following sec- 
tion as a part of the town By-Laws : All town departments shall 
call for bids for supplies, equipment, construction work or other 
purposes costing $500. or more, and in so far as possible bids 
shall be required on expenditures of lesser amounts, on petition 
of John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 25. — To see if the Town will instruct the Board of 
Selectmen to establish forthwith a scale of charges for the use of 
the town ambulance under certain conditions, on petition of 
John F. O'Connell and others. 

Article 26. — To see if the Town will authorize the appoint- 
ment by the Moderator of a committee of five who shall make a 
complete and thorough survey of all the salaries and rates of pay 
for services rendered to the town by its employees, with a view 
to determining whether there should be any increase in said 
salaries and rates of pay, and, if so, what amounts. Said com- 
mittee shall report their findings and recommendations as soon 
as completed to the Finance Committee, on petition of the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 27 . — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 28. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 29. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 30. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

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Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of February, A.D. 
1927. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
CHARLES BOWMAN 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover. 



• Andover, March 7. 1927 

Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subcriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 
tants of said town to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and 
in no less than five other public places, where bills and notices 
are usually posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 7, 1927 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in town affairs convened in Precincts One, 
Two, Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the Seventh 
day of March, 1927, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably 
to the requirements of the foregoing warrant. Took up Article 
One, and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock a. m. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
p.m. The total number of ballots cast was 2458, viz : 

Precinct One, 1393, Precinct Two, 319, Precinct Three, 368, 
Precinct Four, 378. 

The result of the balloting was as follows : 



Moderator — One Year 






Precincts 






12 3 4 






1099 242 328 348 


Alfred E. Stearns 


2017 


294 77 40 30 


Blanks 


441 


Town Clerk — One Year 






1089 258 319 336 


George A. Higgins 


2002 


304 61 49 42 


Blanks 


456 


Town Treasurer — One Y 


ear: 




1047 249 311 329 


George A. Higgins 


1936 


346 70 57 49 


Blanks 


522 



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Selectman — Three Years 



665 


185 


211 


156 


Charles 


Bowman 


516 


101 


104 


165 


Thaxter 


Eaton 


186 


30 


38 


46 


Herbert 


H. Lyle 


26 


3 


15 


11 


Blanks 




SESSOI 


t — Three Yes 


irs: 






667 


182 


211 


162 


Charles 


Bowman 


510 


97 


105 


161 


Thaxter 


Eaton 


179 


29 


37 


45 


Herbert 


H. Lyle 


37 


11 


15 


10 


Blanks 





1217 
886 
300 

55 



1222 

S73 

290 

73 

Collector of Taxes — One Year : 

1085 290 337 342 William B. Cheever 2054 

308 29 31 36 Blanks 404 

School Committee — Three Years: 

1668 
1686 
1490 
949 
1581 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years : 

1055 244 302 311 Frederic S. Boutwell 1912 

338 75 66 67 Blanks 546 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Three Years : 

(to fill vacancy) 
955 197 287 311 John C. Angus 1750 

438 122 81 67 Blanks 708 

Board of Public Works — Three Years : 

496 88 59 98 Thomas P. Dea 741 

671 249 179 210 William D. Mclntyre 1309 

329 39 108 73 Thomas Peters 549 

649 148 285 223 George H. Winslow 1305 

641 114 105 152 Blanks 1012 

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893 


201 


268 


306 


Mary W. 


French 


929 


191 


284 


282 


David R. 


Lawson 


868 


150 


218 


254 


Lawrence 


V. Roth 


525 


122 


142 


160 


Nathaniel 


Stowers 


964 


293 


192 


132 


Blanks 





Board of Health — Three Years : 

955 237 291 295 Franklin H. Stacey 1778 

— — 1 — John Traynor 1 

438 82 76 S3 Blanks 679 

Auditors of Accounts — One Year : 

741 188 219 276 Walter H. Coleman 1424 

831 157 224 241 David L. Coutts 1453 

830 168 198 201 John S. Robertson 1397 

890 169 237 249 Harry Sellars 1545 

887 275 226 167 Blanks 1555 

Constables — One Year : 

924 208 289 291 James Napier 1712 

945 210 298 293 Frank M. Smith 1746 

1013 276 292 306 George N. Sparks 1887 

1297 263 225 244 Blanks 2029 

Tree Warden — One Year : 

427 133 145 109 Edward H. Berry 814 

881 159 208 252 E. Burke Thornton 1500 

85 27 15 17 Blanks 144 

Planning Board — Five Years: 

1042 243 308 324 Roy E. Hardy 1917 

— - — 1 — John Traynor 1 

351 76 59 54 Blanks 540 

All the foregoing officers were voted on by ballot and the 
check lists were used. 



REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 7, 1927 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden L. D. Pomeroy in charge. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 

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Ballot box registered when polls closed 1393. Number of ballots 
received 2258. Number of ballots cast 1393. Number of ballots 
returned 865. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT TWO 

Ballardvale, March 7, 1927 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Clester E. Matthews in charge. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 319. Number of ballots 
received 582. Number of ballots cast 319. Number of ballots 
returned 263. Officer George N. Sparks. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

Shawsheen Village, March 7, 1927 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden James R. Mosher in charge. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 368. Number of ballots 
received 1039. Number of ballots cast 368. Number of ballots 
returned 671. 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 7, 1927 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Henry S. Hopper in charge. 
Ballot box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 378. Number of ballots 
received 716. Number of ballots cast 378. Number of ballots 
returned ,338. 

JOHN H. LEARY, Jr., Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws, 
to Monday, March 14th at 1.30 o'clock p. m. at the Town Hall. 

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1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 14TH, 1927 

The Moderator declared : 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 

George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

George A. Higgins elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

Charles Bowman elected Selectman for Three Years. 

Charles Bowman elected Assessor for Three Years. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Mary W. French elected member School Committee f or 
Three Years. 

David R. Lawson elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Lawrence V. Roth elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for Seven Years. 

John C. Angus elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Three Years .(to fill vacancy). 

William D- Mclntyre elected member Board of Public 
Works for Three Years. 

George H. Winslow elected member Board of Public Works 
for Three Years. 

Franklin H. Stacey elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years., 

Walter H. Coleman elected x\uditor of Accounts for One Year. 

David L. Coutts elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

James : Napier elected Constable for One year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for One Year. .-■■' 

George N. : Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

E. Burke Thornton elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Roy E. Hardy elected, member Planning Board for Five 
Years. 

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Took up Article 2 and chose : 

W. Dacre Walker Trustee Cornell Fund for Three Years. 

Street Lighting Committee for One Year (appointed by Mod- 
erator) : Walter H. Coleman, *John S. Robertson, James C. Sou- 
ter, Henry J. Gardner, George L. Graham. 

Finance Committee for One Year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Archie N. Frost, Charles J. Bailey, Walter M. Lamont, Joseph 
H. Higginson, G. Edgar Folk, Joseph C. Kimball, James H. 
Eaton. 

*Wihfield B. Knowlton appointed member of the Lighting 
Committee to fill vacancy caused by the death of John S. Robert- 
son. 

Survey of Salaries and Rates of Pay (appointed by Modera- 
tor) : Fred H. Eaton, Myron H. Clark, E. Barton Chapin, James 
C. Souter, Edward V. French. 

At this point the Moderator fittingly referred to the absence 
from Town Meeting of our esteemed citizen, Barnett Rogers, 
the first time in about forty years, now confined to his house by 
illness, and the meeting by a rising vote expressed their appre- 
ciation of his long and faithful attendance at Town Meetings 
and his conscientious duty as a citizen, and also their sympathy 
and good will. 

Took up Article 3 : 

Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of money: 

Almshouse $8500.00 

Relief Out 7500.00 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent/ Children .5000.00 

Andover Post, No. 8, American Legion 1000.00 

Assessors' Survey 3000.00 

Board of Health 4000.00 

Brush Fires 1000.00 

Claims and Damages to Persons and Property 2500.00 



Amount carried forward • $32500.00 

■•'■:. ;--;■:.■•. 19 :,■■■ v.- 



Amount brought forward 
Election and Registration 
Essex County Hospital 
Fire Department 
Post 99, G. A. R. 
Hay Scales 
Highways 
Interest 
Insurance 
Library 
Memorial Day 
Parks 

Police 

Pomp's Pond 

Printing 

Public Dump 

Reserve Fund 

Retirement of Bonds 

Retirement of Veterans 

Schools 

Sewers 

Snow and Equipment 

Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

Street Lighting 

Municipal Buildings 

Town Officers 

Tree Warden 

Moth Work 

Tree Work 
Water Maintenance 
Water Construction 



5000.00 
5000.00 



$32500.00 

1000.00 

5135.23 

29000.00 

200.00 

125.00 

58000.00 

34500.00 

6000.00 

5000.00 

600.00 

3000.00 

24850.00 

2500.00 

1500.00 

400.00 

3000.00 

69000.00 

300.00 

139724.00 

5000.00 

20000.00 

1500.00 

400.00 

6500.00 

500.00 

17250.00 

4250.00 

14750.00 

10000.00 



30000.00 
10000.00 



Amount carried forward 



$536484.23 



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Amount brought forward $536484.23 

Wire Inspector 350.00 

Article 4 — Play stead 1 5000.00 

Article 6 — Water — River Road 5000.00 
Article 7 — Haverhill Street Bridge and Roadway 12500.00 

Article 1 1 — Water— Juliette Street 2000.00 

Article 12 — Water— Duf ton Road 1200.00 

Article 17 — Haggett's Pond Purchase 3500.00 

Article 22 — Planning Board— Zoning 1200.00 



577,234.23 
State and County Taxes (estimated) 85,000.00 



$662,234.23 

Took up Article 4: — 

Voted at 3.16 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 
for the purpose of making improvements at the playstead, said 
improvements to be carried out in accordance with plans drawn 
and recommendations of Morse and Dickinson, landscape en- 
gineers. 

Took up Article 5: — 

Voted at 3.23 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 6: — 

Voted at 3.35 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 to 
extend the water main from the North School House down the 
River Road to the Lawrence line. 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted at 3.36 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $12,500.00 
to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding Haverhill Street Bridge 
and rebuilding 650 feet of roadway east and west of said bridge, 
it being understood that the balance of the cost will be borne by 
the State, County, and Boston and Maine Railroad. 

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Took up Article 8: — 

, Voted at 3.37 p.m. — to accept as a Town Way the private 
, street known as Brechin Terrace, as laid out by the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 9: — 

Voted at 3.39 p.m. — to accept as a public way, as laid out by 
the Selectmen, a way known as Juliette Street starting at the 
easterly line of Corbett Street thence northerly about 1296 feet. 

Took up Article 10: — 

Voted at 3.40 p.m. — to accept as a public way, as laid out by 
the Selectmen, a way known as Dufton Road, extending from 
Burnham Road to Enmore Street, a distance of 857 feet more 
or less. 

Took up Article 1 1 :- — 

Voted at ,3.41 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 
together with the unexpended balance, $1,711.65, now remain- 
ing as the Corbett Road balance of unexpended appropriation 
for water service in 1926, for the purpose of installing water 
service in Juliette Street. 

Took up Article 12: — 

Voted at 3.42 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 for 
the purpose of installing water service in Dufton Road. 

Took up Article 13: — 

Voter at 3.55 p.m.- — to lay out, grade and repair Magnolia 
Avenue, in Shawsheen Village, cost of same to be taken out 
of general Highway Maintenance. 

Took up Article 14:—, 

Voted at 3.57 p.m. — to accept from the American Woolen 
Company a conveyance of certain land, with the buildings there- 
on, in Shawsheen Village, bounded and described as follows : 

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Beginning at the intersection of the easterly line of Main 
Street and the northerly line of Balmoral Street; thence north- 
erly by said Main Street 258 feet, more or less, to Haverhill 
Street, thence easterly by said Haverhill Street 46 feet, more or 
less, to a fence and land retained by the grantor; thence south- 
erly as said fence now stands, by land retained by the grantor 
253 feet, more or less, to Balmoral Street; thence westerly by 
said Balmoral Street 50 feet, more or less, to the point of be- 
ginning. 

Took up Artcle 15: — 

Voted at 4.10 p.m. — Not to purchase pump for use in the 
Fire Department. 

Took up Article 16: — 

Voted at 4.51 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 17: — 

Voted at 4.57 p.m. — to appropriate the sum of $3,500.00 to 
purchase two certain parcels of land on the northerly shore of 
Haggett's Pond, containing in all about twenty-four acres. 

Took up Article 18: — :.,....., 

Voted at 5.12 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone., 

Took up Article 19:— 

Voted at 5.20 p.m. — to indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 20:— 

Voted at 5.36 p.m. — that it was the unanimous sentiment of 
the meeting to reserve streets for coasting. 

Voted at 5.37 p.m. — to refer back to Police appropriation 
and that $500.00 be added for Special Police Purposes. 

Took up Article 21 : — 

Voted at 5.40 p.m. — not to pass as illegal. 

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Took up Article 22: — 

Voted at 5.51 p.m. — to authorize the Planning Board to 
prepare a definite plan for a Zoning System of the Town, to 
be presented for action at the next annual Town Meeting; and 
appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 for the necessary expenses 
of such preparation; also to enact an Interim Ordinance estab- 
lishing certain residential districts and empowering the Select- 
men to enforce certain restrictions therein, as follows: 

Section 1. The Town of Andover is hereby divided into 
districts to be known respectively as non-residence districts and 
residence districts, as follows: 

Non-residence districts shall comprise all lands which at the 
time this by-law becomes effective are used for any business 
or industry other than farming, truck gardening, the growing 
of trees, shrubs, vines or plants, the raising of animals or the 
conduct of a boarding or lodging house. 

Residence districts shall comprise all areas not included in 
non-residence districts. 

Secton 2. Except as hereinafter provided, no parcel of land 
lying in any residence district and not at the time this by-law 
Decomes effective devoted to any business or industry, other 
than those specified in Section 1, shall hereafter be used for any 
business or industry, or for any purpose except for residences 
or purposes of buildings appurtenant thereto, or for churches, 
schools and similar non-commercial or non-industrial buildings, 
and no permit shall be issued for the erection, alteration or 
conversion of any building for or to any such prohibited use 
upon any such parcel. 

Section 3. A permit may be issued for the erection in any 
residence district of a building for the purpose of any business 
or industry or for alteration or conversion of a building in such 
district for or to such purposes, if the Selectmen shall after 
public hearing so order; provided that there be filed with the 
application for such, permit consents thereto signed and ac- 
knowledged by three- fourths of the owners or legal represent- 
atives of the owners of all lands used for the purposes for 
which said district is restricted as provided in Section 1, in- 

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eluding vacant lands, which are not further from the land in 
question than five hundred feet, and also three-fourths of the 
owners or legal representatives of the owners of all lands within 
five hundred feet on either side of the land in question and front- 
ing on either side of the same street, streets or ways. 

Section 4. No permit shall be granted under the foregoing 
section except after a public hearing before the Selectmen. No- 
tice of said hearing shall be given by publication of the time 
and place thereof in a local newspaper not less than two weeks 
before said hearing, the expense of such publication to be borne 
by the petitioner. After such hearing the Selectmen shall render 
a decision in writing, stating the decision and the reasons therefor 
and file the decision with the town clerk and send a copy thereof 
to the applicant. 

Section 5. All by-laws and parts of by-laws inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed. 

Took up Article 23: — 

Voted at 5.52 p.m. — to authorize the School Committee to 
report to the next Town Meeting on the adequacy of present 
school facilities; to furnish an estimate of the annual growth 
of the school population; and to report its recommendations with 
reference to additional facilities and equipment required to ac- 
commodate such school population. 

Unanimous consent was granted to consider Article 25 : — at 
this point. 

Voted at 6.10 p.m. — to leave the matter to the discretion of 
the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 24: — 

Voted at 6.12 p.m. — not to adopt the request. 

Took up Article 26: — 

Voted at 6.13 p.m. — to authorize the appointment by the 

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Moderator of a committee of five who shall make a complete 
and thorough survey of all the salaries and rates of pay for ser- 
vices rendered to the town by its employees, with a view to de- 
termining whether there should be any increase in said salaries 
and rates of pay, and if so, what amounts. Said committee shall 
report their findings and recommendations as soon as completed 
to the Finance Committee. 

Took up Article 27: — 

Voted at 6.16 p.m. — that the Town Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of, the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1927, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said 
financial year. 

Took up Article 28: — 

Voted at 6.17 p.m. — that all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 
Outfall Sewer, $6,019.16; War Bonus Surplus, $911.33; Mem- 
orial Hall Library Building, $50,712.54; Assessors' Survey, 
$892.50; Essex Sanatorium Refund, $23,198.03; Corbett Street 
Water Balance, $1,711.65; and that money received from sale of 
timber and wood at Indian Ridge and Carmel Woods be avail- 
able for reforestation purposes. Also that free cash in treasury 
to the amount of $25,000.00 be voted the Assessors in reducing 
tax rate for 1927. 

Took up Article 29: — 

Voted at 6.18 p.m. — that the Report of the Town Officers 
be accepted. 

Took up Article 30: — 

Voted at 6.19 p.m. — on motion of Mr. O'Connell, that it is 
the sense of the people of Andover, expressed through its Town 

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'Meeting "that their hearty thanks and appreciation be extended 
to Chairman Burns arid his War Memorial Committee for their 
loyal service of two years, and that they be especially congra- 
tulated an presenting such a beautiful memorial symbol as shown 
here today". 

Voted at 6.20 p.m. - — that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the ofTcers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest : 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 



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FINANCIAL REPORT 



SCHOOLS 



GENERAL EXPENSE 

Salaries : 

Superintendent $ 4300.00 

Attendance Officer 100.80 

Clerk 928.40 

$5329.20 

Office and Miscellaneous 2.70 



$5331.90 



EXPENSE OF INSTRUCTION 



Supervisors : 

Salaries 
Teachers : 

High 

Elementary 

Textbooks : 
High 
Elementary 

Supplies : 
High 
Elementary 



Janitors : 
High 
Elementary 



$2699.90 2699.90 



23878.17 
63503. 37 



1571.62 
1939.07 



1663.66 
1664.88 



87381 . 54 



3510.69 



3328.54 



EXPENSE OF OPERATION 



2359. 24 
6072.82 



8432.06 



Amount carried forward 



$110684.63 



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Amount brought forward 
Fuel: 
High 
Elementary 



$110684.63 



1993.93 
3328.22 



Miscellaneous : 
High 
Elementary 


MAINTENANCE 


669.08 
1217.11 


Repairs : 
High 
Elementary 


1007.52 
4122.32 



AUXILIARY AGENCIES 



Libraries : 

High 
Health : 

High 

Elementary 

Transportation : 
High 
Elementary 



28.00 



389.80 
2539.01 



2933.53 
6249.97 



MISCELLANEOUS 



Tuition : 
High 
Elementary 

Sundries : 
High 
Elementary 

Amount carried forward 



420.60 
499.21 



348.73 
1272.69 



5322.15 



1886.19 



5129.84 



28.00 



2928.81 



9183.50 



919.81 



- 1621.42 
$137704.35 



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Amount brought forward 

OUTLAYS 

New Equipment 



$137704.35 



1303.95 1303.95 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND 
EXPENDITURES 



Appropriation 
Total Expenditures 

Balance 



$139724 ...00 
139008.30 

715.70 



SMITH HUGHES FUND 



Received from State on account of Smith 

Hughes Fund 
Expended for salaries of Continuation 
School teachers : 
Carl M. Gahan 
Margaret F. Hinchcliffe 



$153.98 



$72.46 
81.52 



$153.98 



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TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation $14750 . 00 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman Selectmen, 

Assessor, and Board of Public Welfare $900.00 
* Charles Bowman, Selectman, Assessor 

and Board of Public Welfare 666.60 
Andrew McTernen, Selectman, Assessor 

and Board of Public Welfare 800.00 

George A. Higgins, Town Treasurer 1800.00 
George A. Higgins, Town Clerk and 

Clerk of Selectmen 1400.00 
William B. Cheever, Tax Collector 2000.00 
Edith P. Sellars, Clerk and Bookkeeper 1590.00 
Mary Collins, Clerk 954.00 
Daniel J. Murphy, Town Counsel 817.00 
Charles T. Gilliard, Building Inspector 500.00 
Harry Sellars, Auditor 200.00 
David L. Coutts, Auditor 166.66 
Walter H. Coleman, Auditor 150.00 
*John S. Robertson, Auditor 50.00 
Louis S. Finger, Auditor 33.34 
Assistant Assessors 634.00 
Smart & Flagg, Bonds 467.50 
Board of Assessors, expenses and sup- 
plies 372.91 
Board of Selectmen, expenses and sup- 
plies 
Town Qerk's expenses and supplies 
Tax Collector's expenses and supplies 

Amount carried forward 
*Deceased 

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256.80 
199.60 
197.69 


$14156.10 



Amount brought forward 

C. Madeleine Hewes, Clerk for Tax Col- 
lector 152.50 
Town Treasurer's expenses and supplies 1 1 1 . 33 
Building Inspector's expenses 26.50 
Auditors' expenses 6 . 25 
Telephone 36 . 87 
Division of Accounts, certification of 

notes 30.00 

Alvah P. Wright, Field Driver 25.00 

Alfred E. Stearns, Moderator 10.00 

Elmer H. Shattuck, Fish Warden 10.00 



$14156.10 



Total expenditure 
Balance 



14564.55 
185.45 



$14750.00 $14750.00 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropriation 




William C. Brown, Janitor 


$1395.00 


Labor 


45.50 


Equipment and repairs, Town House 


995.60 


Equipment and repairs, other buildings 


278.21 


Fuel 


785.70 


Lighting 


392.62 


Police Duty 


63.50 


Miscellaneous 


159.81 


Total expenditure 


$4115.94 


Balance 


134.06 



$4250.00 



$4250.00 $4250.00 



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ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation 


$1000.00 


Precinct Officers 




Precinct One 


$100,00 


Precinct Two 


52.00 


Precinct Three 


50.50 


Precinct Four 


61.00 


Registrars of Voters 


57.00 


Printing and Advertising 


166.45 • 


Police Duty 


18.50 


Transportation 


15.00 


Equipment 


48.50 


Lunches 


9.40 


Janitor Service 


8.00 


Miscellaneous 


4.77 


Total expenditure 


$591.12 


Balance 


408.88 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



Appropriation 


$4000.00 


Lotta Johnson, Nurse, salary 


$1500.00 


Lotta Johnson, use of car 


200.00 


Lotta Johnson, Inspector of Slaughtering 


200.00 


Dr. Charles E. Abbott, salary 


75.00 


Franklin H. Stacey, salary 


50.00 


Franklin H. Stacey, fumigation and sup- 




plies 


402.63 


B. T. Haynes, salary 


50.00 


B. T. Haynes, fumigation 


18.00 


Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Animals 


350.00 


Essex Sanatorium, board of patients 


434.20 


Lawrence General Hospital, board of 




patients 


127.99 


City of Lynn 


86.00 


Joseph P. Nolan, Plumbing Inspector 


108.00 


John S. Buchan, Plumbing Inspector 


16.00 


Returning births 


24.25 


Returning deaths 


20.50 


Miscellaneous 


25.02 


Total expenditure 


$3687.59 


Balance . 


312.41 



$4000.00 $4000.00 



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PRINTING 




Appropriation 

The Andover Press, printing $508 . 50 

Smith & Coutts, printing 340.00 


$1500.00 


Total expenditure $848.50 
Balance 651.50 




$1500.00 


$1500.00 


STREET LIGHTING 




Appropriation 

Lawrence Gas & Electric Co. $16419.85 
Balance 830.15 


$17250.00 


$17250.00 


$17250.00 


TOWN SCALES 




Appropriation 

William C. Brown, weigher $100.00 

Repairing Scales 13.03 


$125.00 


$113.03 
Balance 11.97 





$125.00 $125.00 



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TREE WARDEN AND MOTH DEPARTMENT 



MOTH WORK 




Appropriation 




E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 


$762.09 


Payrolls 


1944.40 


Equipment and repairs 


1372.73 


Truck and team hire 


407.93 


Rent 


144.00 


Miscellaneous 


67.95 


Total expenditure 


$4699.10 


Balance 


300.90 



TREE WARDEN 



Appropriation 

E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 

Payrolls 

Equipment and repairs 

Rent 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$957.00 

3156.92 

708.00 

72.00 

36.10 

$4930.02 
69.98 



$5000.00 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



$5000.00 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 

F. A. Swanton, Supt. 

Payrolls 

New equipment 

Equipment and repairs 

Maintenance buildings 

Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 

Miscellaneous 


and 
of 


grounds 


$1500.00 

2782.49 

1378.29 

204.80 

333.59 

100.00 

9.95 


$6500.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$6309.12 
190.88 






$6500.00 

$427.00 
900.00 
872.00 
765.12 
264.50 
27.00 


$6500.00 


Receipts 
Sale of lots 
Care of lots 
Perpetual care 
Interments and use 
Foundations 
Sundries 


tomb 





$3255.62 



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STATE TAXES 



Andover's proportion of State Tax $40200.00 

Andover's proportion of Highway Tax 4461.15 

Corporation Tax 127.86 

Bank Tax 26.96 

Soldier's Exemption 40.05 
Treasurer of Commonwealth $44856.02 



$44856.02 $44856.02 



COUNTY TAX 



Andover's proportion of County Tax $39796.62 

Treasurer, Essex County $39796.62 



$39796.62 $39796.62 



MEMORIAL DAY 



Appropriation $600 . 00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 



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POST 99, G. A. R. 



Appropriation 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $200.00 


$200.00 


$200.00 


$200.00 


RETIREMENT OF VETERANS 




Appropriation 

Paid to Veteran $300.00 


$300.00 


$300.00 


$300.00 


PUBLIC DUMP 




Appropriation 

Neils Sorenson, keeper $350.00 
Balance 50.00 


$400.00 



$400.00 $400.00 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 




Charles F. Emerson, Chief 


$2548.07 


Wages, permanent men 


17066.00 


Wages, call men 


3047.00 


Fire Alarm 


462.56 


Equipment and repairs 


3238.73 


Maintenance buildings and grounds 


490.92 


Fuel 


875.71 


Horses, care of same 


463.15 


Light 


316.17 


Telephone 


162.95 


Janitor, Ballardvale 


100.00 


Miscellaneous 


215.67 


Total expenditure 


$28986.93 


Balance 


13.07 



$29000.00 



$29000.00 $29000.00 



BRUSH FIRES 



Appropriation 

Appropriation, Chapt. 44, Sec. 31 

Payrolls 

Lunches 

Total expenditure 



$1000.00 
749.97 



$1682.00 
67.97 



$1749.97 $1749.97 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 




Frank M. Smith, Chief 


$2184.00 


Payroll, patrolmen 


19236.64 


Wages, special police 


825.66 


Maintenance, equipment and repairs 


1082.71 


New equipment 


744.16 


Telephone 


283.30 


Light 


67.89 


Dog Officers 


107.00 


Miscellaneous 


103.97 


Total expenditure 


$24635.33 


Balance 


214.67 



$24850.00 



$24850.00 $24850.00 



ANDOVER POST NO. 8, AMERICAN LEGION 



Appropriation $1000 . 00 

Paid for 

Rent $600.00 

Janitor Service 175.00 

Fuel . 146.50 

Light 78.00 



Total expenditure . $999.50 

Balance . 50 



$1000.00 $1000.00 
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POMP'S POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



Appropriation 




$2500.00 


Equipment 


$1261.91 




Maintenance 


381.05 




Frank McBride, guard 


555.00 




John A. Robertson, guard 


300.00 




Total expenditure 


$2497.96 




Balance 


2.04 






$2500.00 


$2500.00 


INTEREST 






Appropriation 


$34500.00 


Sewer Loans 


$6082.50 




Water Loans 


2522.50 




Tuberculosis Hospital Loan 


2231.25 




Main Street Loan 


900.00 




High School Loans 


2020.00 




Outfall Sewer Loan 


2868.75 




Memorial Hall Library Loan 


2000.00 




Shawsheen School Loan 


8245.00 




Temporary Loans 


6504.65 


-- 


Total expenditure 


$33374.65 




Balance 


1125.35 





$34500.00 $34500.00 



43 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 



Appropriation 

Essex County, Maintenance 



$5135.23 



$5135.23 



$5135.23 $5135.23 



TEMPORARY LOANS 



Andover National Bank, Notes 104-114 Rate 3.66 
Andover National Bank, Notes 115-118 " 3.64 



Andover National Bank, paid 



$200000.00 
100000.00 

$300000.00 
300000.00 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



Appropriation 




$69000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Fund 




7000.00 


Nine Water Bonds 


$9000.00 




Twelve Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 




Six High School Bonds 


6000.00 




Twelve Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 




Twenty Main Street Bonds 


20000.00 




Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 




Library Bonds 


10000.00 





$76000.00 $76000.00 



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INSURANCE 


$5750.14 
73.27 




Appropriation 

Merrimack Mut. Fire Ins. Co. 
Smart & Flagg, Agents 


$6000.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$5823.41 
176.59 






$6000.00 
WIRES 

$250.00 


$6000.00 


INSPECTOR OF 




Appropriation 

Bertrand L. George, Inspector, salary 


$350.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$250.00 
100.00 





$350.00 $350.00 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Appropriation 

William T. Rea 
Ellen Driscoll 
Mrs. E. E. Bowden 
George M. Squires 






$175.00 

275.00 

11.97 

33.25 


$2500.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$495.22 
2004.78 






$2500.00 
JD MEASUR1 

$262.50 
87.50 
63.24 


$2500.00 


SEALER 


F WEK 

^aler, sal 
salary 

Reserve 


JHTS A* 


3S 


Appropriation 

Joseph P. Lynch, S( 
Winthrop K. White, 
Equipment 


ary 
Fund 


$400.00 


Total expenditure 
Transferred from 


$413.24 


13.24 



$413.24 $413.24 



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ASSESSORS' SURVEY 



Appropriation, 1927 






$3000.00 


Appropriation Balance, 


1926 




892.50 


Morse & Dickinson 




$3819.32 




Equipment 




70.50 




Miscellaneous 




1.85 




Total expenditure 


$3891.67 


t 


Balance 




.83 





PLAYSTEAD LAND TAKING 



$3892.50 $3892.50 



Balance War Bonus Surplus $911.33 

Bridget M. Dwane $108.00 

Balance 803 . 33 



$911.33 $911.33 



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47 



RESERVE FUND 



Appropriation $3000 . 00 

Transferred to Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 
Transferred to Outside Relief 
Transferred to Highway Department 

Total 
Balance 



$13.24 

30.85 

1000.00 


$1044.09 
1955.91 



$3000.00 $3000.00 



PLANNING BOARD 



Appropriation $ 1 200 . 00 

The Andover Press, printing $10.80 

Morse & Dickinson, Engineers 208.00 



Total expenditure $218.80 

Balance 981.20 



$1200.00 $1200.00 



HAGGETTS POND LAND PURCHASE 



Appropriation $3500 . 00 

Frederic S. Boutwell et al., land $3500.00 



$3500.00 $3500.00 
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CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 




Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$1000.00 


Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 


Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 


1000.00 


Central Savings Bank 


1000.00 


City Institution for Savings 


1000.00 


Receipts 




Balance from last account 


$287.19 


Savings Bank interest 


245.00 


Expenditures 




Expended for coal and wood 


$397.50 


Balance on hand 


134.69 



$5000.00 



$5000.00 



$532.19 



$532.19 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 

Trustees 



49 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



To the Board of Selectmen, 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1927. 
Platform Scales over 5000 lbs. 
Platform Scales under 5000 lbs. 
Counter Scales 
Beam Scales 
Spring Balances 
Computing Platform Scales 
Computing Hanging Scales 
Prescription Scales 
Weights, Avoirdupois 
Weights, Apothecary 
Weights, Metric 
Liquid Measures 
Oil Measuring Pumps 
Yard Measures 
Personal Weighing 
Public School Personal weighing 
Red Cross 'Personal (no charge) 

I tested forty-eight gasoline tanks and condemned five of them. 
A few days later I tested these five condemned tanks over again 
and found that they had been seen to. I have collected from 
April 1st to November 30, 1927, ninety-four dollars and ninety- 
one cents ($94.91). Unpaid fees, $2.50. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Scaler of Weights and Measures 





Sealed 


3 




a 


31 




a 


67 




it 


6 




a 


51 




it 


1 




it 


9 




a 


4 


(condemned 3) 


it 


25 


(condemned 29) 


u 


62 




a 


27 




a 


368 


(condemned 5) 


it 


394 


( condemned 5 ) 


it 




(condemned 5) 


a 


10 


(no charge) 


a 


6 




a 


2 



50 



POMPS POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 
Gentlemen : — 

At the last annual Town meeting, an additional sum of 
$1000.00 was asked by our Committee for what we believed a 
necessity on the grounds of health, sanitation and public welfare. 

The Committee and in behalf of the hundreds of our town 
people who patronize the swimming beach, wish to thank the 
citizens for this additional appropriation. With this money an- 
other dressing room house was erected and proper sanitary ar- 
rangements installed, the other two buildings given a coat of 
paint and an iced cooling system of drinking water installed. Pre. 
vious to this both sexes and people of different ages were com- 
pelled to use the one dressing room house. 

The water supply, being used only for summer use, is laid 
above the ground and the natural consequence being that the 
temperature of the drinking water was raised so high that it 
was not suitable for drinking purposes. Mr. Kimball of the 
People's Ice Co. kindly donated all the ice necessary to be used 
in the cooling system. An additional boat was purchased as it 
is the belief of the Committee that all should learn to row a 
boat as well as learn the art of swimming. A regulation high 
diving board was purchased which should last for some years. 

The Beach has become so popular that we are at times taxed 
for sufficient parking grounds for automobiles and to rectify 
this some grading has been done this year and an additional 
amount is planned for the coming season. 

Similar to all popular movements, we are at times confronted 
with false reports, in our case that the water in the Pond is not 
clean. Working in harmony and in conjunction with Camp An- 
dover officials, the citizens can rest assured that these reports 
are without foundation. 

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The season closed with a water carnival at which time suit- 
able prizes were given the winners in the various contests. The 
money necessary for the purchase of these awards was not ex- 
pended from the Town appropriation. 

We take this opportunity to thank Mr. George Hinman of 
Phillips Academy for his assistance in aiding and conducting 
the contests on that afternoon. 

Many of the citizens have formed the custom of visiting the 
grounds at different times and all are loud in expressing their 
approval of the buildings, grounds and method of handling the 
situation. We invite all citizens to avail themselves of the oppor- 
tunity to visit us and we welcome all constructive criticism. We 
were fortunate in not having any serious injuries or accidents 
during the season, which fact speaks highly for our instructor 
and supervisor Mr Frank Mc Bride and his assistant Mr. John 
Robertson. 

We are asking under a separate sheet that the customary 
amount of $1500.00 be appropriated for maintenance and a 
few contemplated improvements for the coming season. 

JAMES C. SOUTER 

Secretary 



52 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 
Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the Andover Fire Department 
from January 1, 1927, to January 1, 1928. 

During this time the department has answered 95 bell and 45 
still alarms. 

The value of buildings and contents where fires have occurred 
is $376,500.00, loss on same $12,831.00, mostly covered by in- 
surance. 

The equipment consists of one combination hose and chemical; 
one ladder truck; one combination hose, chemical and pump; 
one horse drawn hose wagon; one exercise wagon; two sets of 
harnesses ; one tip cart ; two sleds ; one brush-fire truck ; one 
ambulance; 6800 feet of 2% inch hose. 

I recommend that the Town purchase a seven hundred and 
fifty gallon pump as the pump that is in service now was pur- 
chased in (1914) nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

During the year the ambulance has answered (197) one hun- 
dred and ninety-seven calls to move sick and injured persons to 
their homes or hospitals. 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



53 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 
Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1927. 

Number of cattle inspected 1290 

Number of swine inspected 760 

Number of sheep inspected 9 

Number of stables inspected 123 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 1 1 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 273 

Number of dogs quarantined 19 
Number of dogs affected with rabies 



i 



Evidences of mange which was quite prevalent in some herds 
of cattle a year ago is practically nil at this time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAY S. YOUMANS 
Inspector of Animals 



54 



TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 



(June 30th, 1927) 



Allen, William A. 


Music Store 


30 Chestnut St. 


Ambye, C. Leroy 


Manager 


15 Argyle St. 


Anderson, Burtt M. 


Plumber 


87 Chestnut St. 


Armitage, Charles H. 


Operative 


123 Haverhill St. 


Bailey, Charles L. 


Retired 


20 Enmore St 


Bailey, Ralph A. 


Farmer 


Porter Rd, 


Bancroft, William A. 


Retired 


Clark Rd. 


Barrett, Patrick J. 


Ins. Collector 


102 Chestnut St. 


Bassett, Arthur W. 


Clerk 


Hidden Rd. 


Boutwell, Edward W. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St. 


Boutwell, Everett S. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St. 


Buchan, Charles S. 


Furniture Business 81 Central St, 


Buchan, Raymond L. 


Retired 


Lincoln St. 


Burke, John J. 


Finisher 


Andover St. 


Burns, David F. 


Signal Operator 


Chester St. 


Carter, George M. 


Farmer 


High Plain Rd. 


Cannon, Gordon R. 


Salesman 


54 Salem St. 


Cates, A. Lincoln 


Gardener 


47 Whittier St. 


Chase, Herbert F. 


Storekeeper 


Summer St. 


Qark, Thomas F. 


Operative 


86 Haverhill St. 


Comeau, Arthur N. 


Carpenter 


26 Salem St. 


Dea, Thomas P. 


Laborer 


28 Summer St. 


Deyermond, Robert V. 


Laborer 6 


Washington Ave-. 


Dick, Alexander 


Retired 


3 Cuba St. 


Disbrow, George W. 


Farmer 


Chandler Rd. 


Doherty, Martin 


Retired 


19 Harding St. 


Doherty, William J. 


Contractor 


21 Harding St. 


Donald, Walter S. 


Retired 


Union St. 


Doyle, Thomas J. 


Fireman 


Holt Rd. 



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Dunnells, George C. 


Watchman 


6 Sutherland St. 


Flaherty, Michael J. 


Spinner 


River St. 


Fleming, Edward Jr. 


Chauffeur 


13 Hillside Ave. 


Flint, Edwin M. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St. 


Gibson, William H. 


Agent 


33 Chestnut St. 


Gordon, Alexander 


Belt Maker 


82 Poor St. 


Gordon, William 


Machinist 


80 Poor St. 


Gould, Milo H. 


Farmer 


Gould Rd. 


Gray, Ira 0. 


Carpenter 32 


Washington Ave. 


Hannon, Patrick J. 


Retired 


2 Florence St. 


Hill, Charles A. 


Electrician 


13 Chestnut St. 


Hill, Ira B. 


Night Watchman Lupine Rd. 


Hill, Paul 


Farmer 


Jenkins Rd, 


Hilton, Henry 


Operative 


67 High St. 


Holt, George A. 


Carpenter 


8 Summer St. 


Hovey, James H. 


Carpenter 


Main St. 


Hulme, Samuel P. 


Real Estate 


Brook St. 


Jackson, Harold S. 


Clerk 


54 Maple Ave- 


Jaques, Robert 


Farmer 


River St. 


Jenkins, Charles B. 


Clerk 


54 Chestnut St. 


Keane, Mark M. 


Clerk 


Moraine St. 


Kendall, Frank H. E. 


Carpenter 


7 Chestnut St. 


Livingston, Harold S. 


Florist 


Abbot St. 


Lynch, Joseph P. 


Switchman 


Tewksbury St. 


Mahoney, Timothy J. 


Clerk 


6 Florence St. 


May, George M. 


Painter 


Main St. 


McBride, Frank 


Janitor 


14 Chestnut St. 


McDonald, Frank S. 


P. O. Clerk 


129 Chestnut St. 


Milne, David 


Grocer 


20 Cuba St. 


Mitchell, William G. 


Machinist 


79 Chestnut St. 


Morrison, John L. 


Retired 


68 Elm St. 


Morrissey, William B. 


Electrician 


66 Poor St. 


Morse, J. Frank 


Rubber Worker 


41 Whittier St 


Mosher, James R. 


Clerk 


21 Balmoral St. 


Nason, Harry G. 


Carpenter 


Clark Rd. 


Newton, Charles M. 


Poultry Business 


Boutwell Rd. 


Nichols, Edward C. 


Insurance 


20 Florence St. 


Nolan, Joseph P. 


Plumber 


7 Cuba St. 



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Noyes, John L. 
O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
Otis, Fred E. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pitman, Joseph I. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Austin S. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Purcell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard F. 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Ryley, James 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, David 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sherry, Richard J. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Todd, Henry 
Trow, Henry J. 
Valentine, Franklin S. 
Walker, Salmond C. 
Ward. George D. 
Ward, Paul A. 
Wells, Harry E. 
West, Archibald L. 
West, John P. 
White, Sidney P. 
White, Winthrop K. 
Whitman, David O. 
Wright, Herbert M. 



Farmer 

Moulder 

Paper Maker 

Janitor 

Contractor 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Carpenter 

Electrician 

Baker 

Gardener 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Warp Dresser 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Moulder 

Clerk 

Janitor 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Electrician 

Retired 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Rubber Worker 



Love joy Rd. 

Center St.. 

31 Pine St. 

6 Chickering Ct. 

Lowell St. 

17 Summer St. 

Center St, 

8 Elm Ct. 

46 Chestnut St. 

36 Elm St. 

79 Haverhill St. 

Woodland Rd. 

Argilla Rd. 

Center St 

River St. 

125 No. Main St. 

19 Avon St. 

85 Main St. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

High St. 

60 Poor St. 

River St. 

20 Elm St. 

Chester St. 

78 Lowell St. 

Bellevue Rd. 

Clark Rd. 

30 Enmore St. 

84 Maple Ave. 

Reservation St. 

Reservation St. 

35 Pine St 



Bldg. Contractor 116 Chestnut St. 



57 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year ending 1927 : 

As usual, both the old and new sections of the cemetery have 
been kept up in fine condition. 

The new tool house of tile and cement has been built on the 
east side of the main entrance and handy to the new section 
which is growing fast. 

The demand is steadily increasing for four grave lots and 
it will be necessary to cut some of the larger lots in two. 

The Trustees recommend an appropriation of $6,500.00 (Sixty- 
five hundred dollars) to carry on the work of the cemetery and 
resurface many of the roads which were damaged by last year's 
washouts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE,Chairman 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
EVERETT M. LUNDGREN 
J. W. STARK 
FRED SWANTON 
FRED E. CHEEVER . 

Fred E. Cheever, Clerk of Board of Trustees. 



58 



STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots as per last report 607 

Number sold in 1927 11 

Total number sold 618 

Total number single graves sold 220 

Number of interments as per last report 1874 

Number of interments in 1927 61 

Total number of interments 1935 

FRED A. SWANTON, Superintendent 



59 



REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



I herewith submit my annual report for the year 1927. We 
have found an increase of the Gypsy Moth over the year 1926. 
the south and east part of the town | N. A.) especially being 
very badly infected. They have gotten into the woodland in that 
section of Andover. We have had more calls for private spray- 
ing in the past year, having done about $2200 worth of this 
work out of our appropriation, which is turned back into the 
town treasury. 

In order to earn* on this work successfully as in the past, I 
would recommend the sum of $5000, the same as last year, be 
appropriated. 

Respectfully, 

E. BURKE THORXTOX 

Moth Superintendent 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



Owing to the good weather that we had in the fall of 1927 
we have had a very successful year in the department. We 
have cut and burned a number of miles of heavy brush and 
mowed over what was cut the previous year. 

We have taken down a number of old trees and planted about 
fifty young trees in different parts of the town. 

We also pruned a lot of the shade trees around the central 
part of the town. As there is a lot of this work to do I would 
recommend the sum of S5000 be appropriated as in the previous 
year. 

Respectfully, 

E. BURKE THORXTOX 

Tree Warden 

60 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 
Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1927. 

Whole number of arrests 158. Males 154; Females 4. 

OFFENSES 

Assault with intent to commit rape 1 

Assault on wife 1 

Drunks 28 

Drunk and disturbance 4 

Violation Fish and Game law 6 

Escaped from and returned to State Infirmary 4 

Violation motor vehicle law 58 

Violation motor vehicle law, operating without license 2 

Violation motor vehicle law, under influence of liquor 5 

Larceny . 6 

Violation Liquor law 2 

Breaking and entering 1 

Bastardy 1 

Vagrancy 1 

Setting fires without permit 3 

Disturbance 7 

Peddling without license 1 

Lewdness 2 

Lost children 6 

Delinquency 7 

Selling personal property to defraud 1 

Indecent exposure of person 3 

Carrying revolver without permit 1 

In possession of burglars tools 4 

Non-support 1 

Insane 2 

158 
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MISCELLANEOUS 

Fines paid in Lower Court $1613.00 

Value of property stolen 1200.00 

Value of property recovered 300.00 

Police equipment 1000.00 

Traffic signs and flashers 800.00 

Dead bodies cared for 2 

Doors found open and secured 116 

SUPERIOR COURT FINDINGS 

No bill 2 

Cases pending 4 

On probation 2 

Filed 2 
Committed to Concord Reformatory two and one-half years 3 

Committed to House of Correction two years 2 

Committed to House of Correction one year 1 

DISPOSITION OF CASES IN LOWER COURT 

Appealed 4 

Paid fines in Lower Court 78 

On probation from Lawrence District Court 4 

On file 14 

Discharged 16 

Committed to Danvers Hospital 2 

Committed to House of Correction 7 

Suspended sentence to State Farm 2 

Lost children returned to homes 8 

Continued for sentence 5 

Held for Grand Jury 9 

Held for out-of-town officers 9 



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Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Chief of Police 

62 



CHARITIES DEPARTMENT 



A complete list of expenditures by the Board of Public Wel- 
fare will be found on the following pages. These figures shew 
that the demands of 1927 were about on a par with those of 1926. 

Poor and needy families were assisted by us and many cases 
calling for temporary aid have been recognized. We are asking 
for the same appropriation for Infirmary maintenance as last 
year. Minor repairs on the roof and building of the Town Home 
have been made and still further repairs, alterations and improve- 
ments are comtemplated for 1928. For outside relief and aid- 
ing mothers with dependent children, we have asked for a total 
of $13,000, and should demands against these departments con- 
tinue with the same regularity and degree as at present we will 
be fortunate to complete the year within this amount. 

We wish to express our appreciation for the co-operation of 
private agencies in relieving and caring for the needs of our 
poor and unfortunate. 

The same efficient service has been in evidence at the Town 
Home both in the care of inmates and buildings. 

\ 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Board of Public Welfare 



63 



INFIRMARY EXPENSES 



Appropriation 




$8500.00 


Mrs. F. A. Swanton, matron 


$900.00 




Wages, employees 


1320.00 




Groceries and provisions 


3182.31 




Fuel 


849.35 




Light 


278.20 




Clothing 


161.66 




Equipment and repairs 


795.83 




Maintenance, buildings and grounds 
Water 


523.46 
80.00 




Medicine and medical aid 


123.91 




Care of horse 


200.00 




Telephone 


21.10 




Miscellaneous 


41.86 




Total expenditure 


$8477.68 




Balance 


22.32 






$8500.00 


$8500.00 



OUTSIDE RELIEF 

Appropriation $7500 . 00 

Paid for town cases $6383 . 67 

Paid other cities and towns 777 .32 

Paid State 369.86 



$7530.85 
Transferred from Reserve Fund 30.85 



$7530.85 $7530.85 



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AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

Appropriation $5000 . 00 

Town cases $2432.70 

Paid other town 866.89 

Paid account other town 72.00 



$3371.59 
Balance 1628.41 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



STATISTICS OF ANDOVER INFIRMARY 

Number of inmates January 1, 1927 12 

Number admitted 3 

Number of deaths * 2 

Number discharged 3 

Number of inmates January 1, 1928 10 

Number between eighty and ninety 4 

Number between seventy and eighty 4 

Number between sixty and seventy 2 

MRS. F. A. SWANTON, Matron 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 



Appropriation $1500.00 

Total expenditure $1206.41 

Balance 293.59 



$1500.00 $1500.00 



STATE AID 

Appropriation $500 . 00 

Total expenditure $168.00 

Balance 332.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Appropriation 


■ ~ * 


$5000.00 


Dog Licenses 




834.22 


Received, Income 




4717.38 


Received, Fines 




278.27 


Approved bills 


$10829.87 





$10829.87 $10829.87 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY BUILDING 



Appropriation Balance $50712.54 

Received from Income 2097.25 

Approved bills $52809.79 



$52809.79 $52809.79 



66 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



We herewith submit our annual report: 
Number of assessed polls, 2842 
Personal estate $4,747,752.00 

Real estate 12,908,600.00 







$17,656,352.00 


Tax on polls 


5,684.00 




Tax on Personal estate 


121,072.83 




Tax on Real estate 


329,171.94 








455,928.77 


Moth assessment 




2,168.00 


Abatements 






Personal 


201.79 




Real 


25.50 





227.29 

Rate of taxation per $1000 $25.50 

Number of assessed 

Horses 295 

Cows 923 

Sheep 5 

Neat cattle 86 

Swine 114 

Fowl 23,755 

Dwellings 2,275 

Acres of land 17,663 



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DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

Number of assessed polls, 33 

Personal estate $5,075.00 



$5,075.00 



Tax on Polls 66.00 

Tax on Personal estate 129.42 



$195.42 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
*CHARLES BOWMAN 

Board of Assessors 
'' Deceased 



68 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 
$ 62900 


other Property 


Town Hall 


$ 8000 


$ 70900 


Fire Department 


48000 


30000 


78000 


Police Department 




500 


500 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library- 


9O00O 


10000 


100000 


Water Department 


79950 


433050 


513000 


Sewer Department 


5000 


475000 


480000 


Highway Department 




5275 


5275 


Tree Warden and Moth De- 








partment 




5000 


5000 


Almshouse 


41500 


7500 


49000 


Park Department 


40350 




40350 


Cemeteries 


18000 


500 


18500 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Hay Scales 




1000 


1000 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


5000 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77000 


77000 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




75O0O 


75O0O 


Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 


2800 




2800 


Totals 


$885,200 


$1,138,175 


$2,023,375 



69 



BOARD OF HEALTH REPORT 



The past few years we have started the year with one patient 
at the Middleton Sanitorium whose expenses were paid by the 
Board of Health. This year we start with three patients paid 
for by our Board. In view of this fact it will be necessary to 
increase our appropriation by $1000. giving a total estimate of 
$5000. Of this amount paid to the Sanitorium, five-ninths is 
returned to the Town Treasurer by the State Department of 
Health, Division of Tuberculosis. 

The minimun amount recommended by the State Department 
of Public Health work is 50 cents per capita, not including 
hospitalisation. Our estimated expense aside from this work 
is $3500, or about 35 cents per capita. During 1927 we spent 
$3687.59 leaving a balance of $312.41. 

Salaries of Members of Board $175.00 

Inspector of cattle 350.00 

Inspector of slaughtering 200.00 

Agent & Nurse 1500.00 

Use of car 200.00 

Inspectors of Plumbing 124.00 

Fumigators 1 39 . 25 

Fumigation 72 . 00 

Ice 24.00 

Express 3 . 94 

Tel. Toll Calls 11.90 

One-half Tel. service 27.00 

Transportation, serum, etc. 14.00 

Transportation, Scarlet Fever Patients to 

Hospital (14) 70.00 

Schick Material and Supplies 43.49 

Supplies, baby clinics 5.05 

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Burying Dead Animals 18.50 

Fumigation, Stowe School 9.50 

Vital Statistics 44.75 

Miscellaneous Material and Supplies 7.02 

Patients at Middleton and other Hospitals 648.19 



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BOARD OF HEALTH NURSE 
AND AGENT 



To the Board of Health : 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the 
year 1927. There have been 257 contagious diseases reported, 
classified and compared with 1926 and 1925 as follows : 



Influenza 
Tuberculosis 
Epidemic Cerebro- 
spinal Meningitis 
Typhoid Fever 
Scarlet Fever 
Diphtheria 
Chicken Pox 
Whooping Cough 
Measles 
Mumps 

Lobar Pneumonia 
Anterio Poliomyelitis 
German Measles 
Septic Sore Throat 
Gonorrhea 



Totals 257 464 405 

72 



1927 


1926 


1925 


1 


7 


28 


11 


5 


12 


1 











1 





87 


62 


16 








7 


17 


77 


31 


29 


22 


100 


20 


44 


164 


60 


199 


19 


12 


15 


10 


8 





1 


9 


30 


14 





1 





2 


1 


3 



Deaths From Contagious Diseases 



1927 


1926 


1925 


7 


2 


6 


3 


8 


4 


1 














3 





3 


1 



Tuberculosis 
Lobar Pneumonia 
Epidemic Cerebro- 
spinal Meningitis 
Diphtheria 
Influenza 



Totals 11 13 14 

It is most gratifying to note this year that we have had no 
cases of Typhoid in spite of the fact that there was such a great 
epidemic of this disease in Canada. It was thought most probable, 
by the health authorities, that the disease would spread, owing 
to the fact that many travel to Canada during the summer months. 
Many of our townspeople were inoculated against Typhoid before 
going on their vacation, which surely is the best protection for 
both the people themselves and the community. 

Infantile Paralysis has caused much anxiety as this seems to 
be the maximum year for cases of this disease. The cause of the 
disease seems to be as much of a mystery as ever. The convales- 
cence serum when given in the early stages has been of great 
benefit in many cases, as the patient invariably seemed to clear 
up without any paralysis. 

Our statistics show us that we have not had a case of Diph- 
theria for the past two years. The Schick test has so far proven 
its great value both in conservation of life and protection against 
this disease, and I sincerely hope the mothers will continue to 
look upon this precautionary method in the future as they have 
in the past few years. 

In spite of the fact that we have had very good quarantine in 
our cases of Scarlet Fever there have been eighty-seven cases 
reported this yaer. In most of the cases serum was given with 
very good results. I wish to emphasize here that where a case 
of Scarlet Fever exists a most rigid law of quarantine should 
be kept. It may seem hard for those who are unfortunate enough 

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to have a case of Scarlet Fever in their family, but it is only fair 
that the public should have every possible means of protection 
from a disease that sometimes has such bad complications and 
terrible after effects. 

Although the Baby Clinic held at the Guild every second 
Tuesday of the month, has been open only a short while, several 
hundred babies have been examined, which surely should reduce 
our baby mortality. Colds and incorrect feeding are the dangers 
to be avoided. 

On account of so many catarrhal colds this year the human 
system has been impaired, and the result seems to produce many 
cases of Pneumonia, of all kinds and types. It would be wise 
for one suffering from a cold to isolate themselves as much as 
possible from the public, and seek medical advice in the early 
stages, as the mortality from Lobar Pneumonia is very high. 

As I have had many inquiries concerning cancer, I wish to 
state that Cancer is not .a reportable disease because it is not 
considered contagious. If a person has any suspicion that his 
suffering may be caused from this disease a physician should 
be consulted at once. There are many clinics being held through- 
out the State and I think the nearest one to Andover is held every 
Friday at the Lowell General Hospital at Lowell, Mass. 

Many complaints as to unsanitary conditions have been received 
by the Board of Health, all being handled in a routine way. There 
still remains a few people who do not respect other peoples' 
property and throw all sorts of debris in vacant lots, which has 
caused much trouble. On the whole I wish to state that in the 
residential sections of the town, sanitary conditions are excellent. 

All communicable diseases must be reported to the local Board 
of Health. Any person concealing a contagious or infectious 
disease, that is reportable by law, will be prosecuted accordingly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R. N. 



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REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR 





1925 






Amount of warrant 






$15819.92 


Amount of moth warrant 






45.25 


Added to warrant 






3.21 


Interest 






1492.63 


Taxes collected 




$15030.54 




Moth collected 




45.25 




Interest 




1492.63 




Taxes abated 




290.44 




Taxes uncollected 




502.15 





1926 



$17361.01 $17361.01 



Amount of warrant 




$79592.45 


Amount of moth warrant 




194.25 


Added to warrant 




31.81 


Interest 




2451.27 


Taxes collected 


$52859.00 




Moth collected 


137.60 




Interest 


2451.27 




Taxes abated 


289.41 




Taxes uncollected 


26475.85 




Moth uncollected 


56.65 





$82269.78 $82269.78 



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1927 



Amount of warrant 






$455928.77 


Amount of December 


warrant 




195.42 


Amount of moth warrant 




2168.00 


Added to warrant 






97.66 


Interest 






145.91 


Taxes collected 




$385394.84 




Moth collected 




1905.60 




Interest 




145.91 




Taxes abated 




227.29 




Taxes uncollected 




70599.72 




Moth uncollected 




262.40 






$458535.76 $458535.76 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT, 1927 
Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 



1925 
1926 
1927 



Taxes 



$15030.54 

52859.00 

385394.84 



$453284.38 



Moth Work 



$45.25 

137.60 

1905.60 



$2088.45 



Intert 


?st 


$1492 

2451 

145 


.63 
.27 
.91 


$4089 


.81 



Total 



$16568.42 

55447.87 

387446.35 

$459462.64 



WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



76 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 

Gentlemen :— 

I herewith submit my report of the Building Inspector's De- 
partment for the year 1927. 

One hundred fifty-eight permits were granted to erect and 
remodel the following buildings : 

Dwellings 17 

Two-Family Dwellings 2 

Garages 40 

Additions and Alterations 46 

Camps 4 

Hen Houses 30 

Barns 3 

Sheds 6 

Bath Houses 

Foundations for Garages 

School Buildings 

Greenhouses 

Stores 

Dog Kennels 

Vestries 

Lunch Stands 

Filling Stations 

Fraternity Houses 



158 



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The dormitories, etc, which contain eight or more rooms above 
the second story were inspected to see that they comply with the 
law relative to safety appliances, and a report of each building 
was forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in Town were inspected and a report of each 
sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Building Inspector 



78 



AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 



The accounts of the Town Officers have been examined and 
we find them correct with satisfactory vouchers to cover ail 
payments. 

The funds of the Treasurer have been verified and Bank 
Balances have been checked and agree with Cash Book. Funds 
in Trust have been verified and accounts of Trustees examined. 

Verification notices covering uncollected taxes for years of 
1925 and 1926 were mailed November 1st., 1927. The accounts 
of the Tax Collector have been examined carefully and total 
collections agree with Treasurer's account with the following 
adjustments: 

Amount of uncollected Taxes for year 1926 in Tax Collector's 
report for 1926 was incorrectly stated as $79,592.45 instead of 
$79,614.15 through an overpayment to Treasurer of $20.00 col- 
lected in error from Tax Payer and refunded in 1927, less a 
discrepancy of .30 cents, plus a Poll Tax paid June 26th., 1926, 
not assessed and added to 1926 Warrant this year. The .30 cent 
discrepancy has been paid to Town Treasurer. 

The Board of Public Works Cash book has been examined 
and agrees with amounts Paid to Treasurer. 

The Town Treasurer had on deposit in the Andover National 
Bank and Cash on hand $88,909.66. 

HARRY SELLARS 
WALTER H. COLEMAN 
DAVID L COUTTS 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of February, 
1928. 

Chester W. Holland, Notary Public. 

My commission expires August 9, 1929. 

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TREASURER'S REPORT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



Liabilities 



$22000.00 
17000.00 
20000.00 
45000.00 
26000.00 

130000.00 



Water Bonds, 4% (7000) due 1928 

Water Bonds, 3y 2 % (3000) due 1928 

Water Bonds, 4%% (4000) due 1928 

Sewer Bonds, 4% (35000) due 1928 

Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000) due 1928 

Sewer Bonds, 4%% (5000) due 1928 

High School Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1928 45000.00 

Shawsheen School Bonds, 4%% (12000) 

due 1928 182000.00 

Essex Sanatorium Bonds, 4y 2 % (7000) 

due 1928 49000.00 

Library Bonds, 4% (10000) due 1928 40000.00 







$576000.00 


Assets 






Cash, General Fund 


$52714.27 




Cash, Outfall Sewer 


3270.91 




Cash, Essex Sanatorium Refund 


17139.95 




Cash, War Bonus Surplus 


803.33 




Cash, Haverhill Street Bridge 


12500.00 




Cash, Planning Board 


981.20 




Cash, Damages to Property 


1500.00 




- 




$88909.66 


Uncollected Taxes 


97577.72 




Uncollected Moth Work 


319.05 


$97896.77 




$186806.43 


Amount carried forward 




$186806.43 



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Amount brought forward 


$186806.43 


Commonwealth, State Aid 


$168.00 


Commonwealth, Mothers' Aid 


967.00 


Sewer Assessments 


6226.01 


Sinking Funds 


36726.14 


Water Rates due Jan.. 1, 1928 


9336.07 




$53423.22 




$240229.65 


Balance against Town 


335770.35 




$576000.00 



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GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas. in 



Dr 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, General Fund 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, Outfall Sewer 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, War Bonus Surplus 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, Library Building 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, Assessor's Survey 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1927, Essex Sanatorium Refund 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax 

Commonwealth, Income Tax 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax 

Commonwealth, Street Railway Tax 

Commonwealth, Reimbursement Land Taxes 

Commonwealth, Smith Hughes Fund 

Commonwealth, School Tuition 

Commonwealth, Vocational Education 

Commonwealth, State Aid 

Commonwealth, Tuberculosis Subsidy 

Commonwealth, Moth Work 

Commonwealth, Mother's Aid 

Commonwealth, Hawker's Licenses 

Essex County, Dog Tax 

Andover National Bank, Notes 

Collector's Department, Taxes 

Collector's Department, Interest on Taxes 

Collector's Department, Moth Work 

Board of Public Works, Water Rates 

Board of Public Works, Service Pipe 

Board of Public Works, Water Dept. Refund 

Board of Public Works, Highway Dept. 

Sewer Department, Construction 

Sewer Department, Assessments 

Sewer Department, Interest on Assessments 

Sewer Department, Outfall Sewer 

Town House, Rentals 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

Amount carried forward 



$49113.94 
6019.16 
911.33 
50712.54 
892.50 
23198.03 
73495.62 
63501.67 
2614.59 
875.74 
246.75 
153.98 
493.26 
865.14 
212.00 
260.71 
66.98 
510.77 
96.00 
834.22 
300000.00 
453284.38 
4089.81 
2088.45 
38907.51 
3828.16 
2.84 
1109.38 
1060.70 
588.08 
71.54 
540.00 
577.00 
3255.62 

$1084478.40 



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account with the town of Andover 



Cr. 



Orders Paid 




School Department 


139008.30 


School Department, Smith Hughes 




Fund 


153.98 


Town Officers 


14564.55 


Municipal Buildings 


4115.94 


Police Department 


24635.33 


Fire Department 


28986.93 


Brush Fires 


1749.97 


Board of Health 


3687.59 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


6309.12 


Printing 


848.50 


Insurance 


5823.41 


Election and Registration 


591.12 


Tree Warden 


4930.02 


Moth Department 


4699.10 


Indian Ridge 


279.85 


Street Lighting 


16419.85 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


413.24 


Public Dump 


350.00 


Town Scales 


113.03 


Haggetts Pond Land Purchase 


3500.00 


Pomp's Pond Recreation Committee 


; 2497.96 


Interest 


33374.65 


Water Bonds 


9000.00 


Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 


High School Bonds 


6000.00 


Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 


Main Street Bonds 


20000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 


Library Bonds 


10000.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


10829.87 


Memorial Hall Library Building 


52809.79 


Memorial Day 


600.00 


Post 99, G. A. R. 


200.00 


Andover Post, No. 8, American 




Iyegion 


999.50 


Amount carried forward 


$438791.60 



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GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas. in 
Dr. 



Amount brought forward 
Fire Department 
Police Department 
Essex County, Killing Dogs 
Board of Health, Licenses 
Infirmary 
Outside Relief 

Outside Relief, Reimbursement 
School Department, Continuation School 
School Department, Tuition and Supplies 
Trial Justice Court, Fines 
Old Schoolhouse, Ballard Vale, Rentals 
Town Clerk, Licenses and Fees 
Inspector of Wires, Permits 
Gasoline Licenses 
Motor Vehicle Licenses 
Used Car License 

Building Inspector, Elevator License 
Liquor Licenses 
Town Scales 

Tree Warden, Sale of Lumber 
Memorial Hall Library, Building 
Memorial Hall Library, Maintenance 
Memorial Hall Library, Fines 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Phillips Academy, Street Lighting 
Street Lighting Refund 

Andover National Bank, Interest on Deposits 
Andover National Bank, Interest Sanatorium Fund 

Total 



$1084478.40 


32.91 


74.00 


102.00 


30.00 


182.00 


120.00 


152.00 


222.08 


225.00 


330.00 


250.00 


295.50 


137.50 


10.00 


40.00 


4.00 


.50 


2.00 


34.30 


596.79 


2097.25 


4717.38 


278.27 


94.91 


230.00 


2.46 


2496.30 


1 941.92 


$1098177.47 



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account with the town of Andover 



Cr. 



Amount brought forward 




$438791.60 


Essex Sanatorium Maintenance 


5135.23 


• 


Highway Department 


79091.71 




Sewer Department, Maintenance 


4981.99 




Sewer Department, Construction 


934.46 




Outfall Sewer 


2748.25 




Water Department, Maintenance 


29989.72 




Water Department, Construction 


19245.52 




Park Department 


2992.86 




Playstead Land Taking 


108.00 




Playstead, Article 4 


14985.61 




Infirmary 


8477.68 




Outside Relief 


7530.85 




Mother's Aid 


3371.59 




Soldiers' Relief 


1206.41 




State Aid 


168.00 




Damages to Persons and Property 


495.22 




Assessor's Survey 


3891.67 




Planning Board 


218.80 




Inspector of Wires Department 


250.00 




County Tax 


39796.62 




Commonwealth, State Tax 


40200.00 




Commonwealth, Highway Tax 


4461.15 




Commonwealth, Corporation Tax 


127.86 




Commonwealth, Bank Tax 


26.96 




Commonwealth, Soldiers' Exemption 


40.05 




Andover National Bank, Notes 


300000.00 




Total expenditures 


i 


$1009267.81 


ilance on hand Jan. 1, 1928 






General Fund 


$52714.27 


- 


Outfall Sewer 


3270.91 




War Bonus Surplus 


803 . 33 




Haverhill Street Bridge 


12500.00 




Planning Board 


981.20 




Damages to Property 


1500.00 




Essex Sanatorium Refund 


171)39.95 


88909.66 




i 




$1098177.47 



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Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village Schol 

Dr. 



Balance January 1, 1927 


$1252.80 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


57.15 


$1309.95 


Cr. 






Harry E. Smith 


250.00 




Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1059.95 


$1309.95 


Draper Fund 






Dr. 






Balance January 1, 1927 


$1139.15 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


54.22 


$1193.37 






Cr. 






Carleton Kimball, guild 


75.00 




Mrs. William Livsley 


50.00 




Moving piano 


12.00 




Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1056.37 


$1193.37 



Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $385.90 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 19.49 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 405.39 



$405.39 



$405.39 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $552.92 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 26.95 



$579.87 



Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. 20.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 559.87 



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$579.87 



Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $275.94 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 13.67 


Cr. 
N. C. Hamblin 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


10.00 
279.61 


Holt Fund School 

4 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1927 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 


$199.29 
10.07 


Cr. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


209.36 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $531.85 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 25.62 



$289.61 



$289.61 



$209.36 



$209.36 



$557.47 



Cr. 

Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. 25.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 532.47 

— $557.47 

Isaac Giddings Burial Ground Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1927 $1000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 50.62 

— « $1050.62 

Cr. 
Jonathan E. Holt 50.62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

: $1050.62 

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Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 



$1085.74 
54.32 



Cr. 



George D. Millett 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



48.00 
1092.06 



$1140.06 



$1140.06 



Andover Village Improvement Society 

(Emeline S. Lincoln Fund) 



Dr. 
Deposit, April 29, 1927 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 

Cr. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



$1000.00 
25.00 



1025.00 



$1025.00 



$1025.00 



Cemetery Fund 

Perpetual Care 
Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $44212.58 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 2268.47 

Deposits for Perpetual Care 2750.00 



$49231.05 



Cr. 

Spring Grove Cemetery, for care of lots 872.00 

Private Cemeteries, for care of lots 818.59 

Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 47540.46 



$49231.05 



88 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Rev. E. VICTOR BIGELOW MYRON E. GUTTERSON 
Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
*HARRY H. NOYES JOHN H. CAMPION 

^Deceased 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1927 

Cash in Banks $36040.00 

Real Estate Mortgages 40960.00 



$77000.00 



December 31, 1927 

Cash in Banks $37225.00 

Real Estate Mortgages 39775.00 



$77000.00 



RESERVE FUND 
January 1, 1927 



Cash in Savings Banks 
Received from Interest 


3066.30 
155.20 


$3221.50 
$3221.50 


December 31, 1927 

Cash in Savings Banks 




INCOME 


ACCOUNT 




January 1, 1927 
Cash on hand 
Interest 


$2415.10 
4005.15 





$6420.25 



Expenditures 



EXPENDITURES 



N. C. Hamblin, Principal $1100.00 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor 2500.00 



Amount carried forward $3600.00 

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Amount brought forward 






Insurance 






25.00 


Andover National Bank 


(Box 


rent) 


5.00 


H. H. Noyes, Treasurer 






300.00 


Stationery- 






23.75 


Expenses of two girls i 


(Mass. 


State 




Typewriting contest) 






10.00 


Harry Sellars (services) 






100.00 


Flowers 






10.00 


Adjustment of interest 






8.00 


Cash on hand 






2338.50 



$3600.00 



BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1927 

Cash on hand 25.50 

Dividends Union Pacific Railroad 40.00 







Prizes Awarded 




First 


I 




$20.00 


Second 






12.00 


Third 






8.00 


December 


31, 


1927, Cash on hand 


25.50 



DRAPER FUND 

January 1, 1927 

Cash on hand $1599.93 

Dividends (Savings Bank) 80.94 



$6420.25 



$65.50 



$65.50 



$1680.87 

Scholarship awarded 75.00 

December 31, 1927 

Cash in Savings Bank $1605.87 $1680.87 



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GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1927 

Cash in Savings Bank $281.77 

Dividends (Savings Bank) 14.22 



$295.99 



Prizes awarded 10.00 

December 31, 1927 

Cash in Savings Bank 285.99 



$295.99 



EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 



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ASSESSORS' SURVEY 



To the Board of Assessors of the Town of Andover: — 

Gentlemen : — 

Included herewith is a brief summary of our work on the 
Assessors' Maps for the Town of Andover for 1926, and a re- 
port of the work for the year 1927. 

In our report of 1927, under the heading of "Collection of 
Existing Data", you will remember it was necessary to have at 
hand any information which the State, the County, and the Town 
might possess which would help us in any way to determine 
street or property boundaries. In addition, the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, the Registry of Deeds, the Land Court, the U. S. 
Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Harbor and Land Com- 
mission furnished us with considerable informaton which was 
valuable to the proper completion of the work. 

At that time (1926), we collected an amount of data which 
we considered sufficient for two years of field work, an econ- 
omical thing to do while such work was in progress. We found, 
during the progress of our field work in 1927, that we had 
sufficient data at hand with the exception of Shawsheen Village, 
which we had not anticipated doing in 1927. It seemed to be 
the opmon of your board that we do the field work in Shawsheen 
this year, and with the co-operation of the authorities in charge 
of the properties at Shawsheen Village, and the assistance of 
the Public Works Departmment of the Town, a large amount 
of data was collected to substantiate the field work in that vicinity. 

Field Work 

In our report of last year, the area covered by field work com- 
prised about six hundred eighty (680) acres of the Town; three 

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hundred (300) acres of which were in the more thickly settled 
section, and three hundred eighty (380) acres in the more sparsely 
settled section. 

These two areas are shown on the map attached to the report, 
and constitute the area easterly of Main Street to the Town line, 
bounded on the north by Elm Street and on the south by Chapel 
Avenue, Bartlet, Morton, Upland, and Summer Streets. 

The field work of this year has covered a somewhat larger area, 
and constitutes those streets and properties lying westerly of 
Main Street, and bounded by Phillips, Torr, Central Streets on 
the south, and by Red Spring Road, Cuba Street, Shawsheen 
Road, and Stevens Street on the northwest and north. In add- 
ition, the field work has included practically all of Shawsheen 
Village lying to the east of Main Street, and bounded north- 
erly and northeasterly by the Town line, and shown on the 
attached map crosshatched in red. The area covered by the field 
work of 1927 is about eight hundred fifty (850) acres, or a total 
for both years of one thousand five hundred thirty (1530) acres. 

Office Work 

On or about April 1, 1927, we were able to deliver seventeen 
(17) finished sheets, drawn at the scale of forty (40) feet to 
an inch, and in addition, two more sheets are being held for 
completion in 1928, to be included in this year's maps. An in- 
timate acquaintance with the deeds at the Registry at Lawrence 
was absolutely necessary, and for nearly every property included 
in the seventeen maps delivered, the deed was referred to for 
a complete check before finally fixing the property lines. The 
area covered by the seventeen sheets already in the possession of 
the Town, is shown on the attached map, completely colored in 
red. 

The plotting of the field work of 1927 has been completed, 
and work is now being pushed rapidly forward in getting owner- 
ships and descriptions at the Registry of Deeds. Fine co-operation 
has been shown by the Town Clerk and his assistants in supply- 
ing us with valuable information in this branch of our work. 
Referring to the map incorporated with this report, we are plan- 

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ning to deliver to the Board of Assessors, on or about April 1, 
1928, about twenty sheets covering the area shown cross-hatched 
in red and blue, the section to the west of Main Street, at the 
scale of forty (40) feet to an inch, and that abutting the North 
Andover boundary, at the scale of one hundred (100) feet to 
an inch. 

Street Lines and Bounds 

Continuing our policy of last year, we are incorporating a list 
of streets covered by this year's work, with the conditions of 
street lines and bounds, and a note of available plans. . It must 
be seen in looking over the list of both this year and last, that 
the information regarding your street lines and bounds is de- 
cidedly limited. This means that when your selectmen are called 
upon to define a street line, very little reliable information is at 
hand to aid them, and they find themselves in a rather difficult 
position. 

This year they have asked us to define and fix the lines of 
Carmel Road and Harding Street, which has been done, and 
plans will be filed with the Town Clerk together with descriptions. 

An appropriation for the setting of bounds and defining of 
street lines would give the Town officials proper information in 
the matter, and would mean considerable saving in the years 
to come, when numerous appeals will be made by property hold- 
ers for accurate street lines, and which according to law your 
Selectmen must furnish within a reasonable space of time after 
application is made. 

Street Numbering 

At the suggestion of your board, we made street re-numbering 
plans of Florence Street, Pine Street, and Maple Avenue, show- 
ing present numbers and assigning new numbers, and through 
your Town Clerk the changes suggested by the plans have been 
made. There will undoubtedly be changes which should be made 
in numbering some of the streets covered by this year's work, 

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and a list will be presented to your Board later, should the neces- 
sity for re-numbering be apparent. 

Thanking you and your Board for the kindly co-operation you 
have accorded us, we are 

Very truly yours, 

MORSE & DICKINSON 
(signed) Clinton F. Goodwin 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss..: To either of the Constables of the Town of 

Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are quali- 
fied to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble 
at the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three 
and Four, viz : The Town House in Precinct One ; the Old 
School House, Ballarvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club 
House, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips 
Club House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, 
on MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF MARCH, 1928, at 
6 o'clock a.m., to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for 
one year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for two 
years (to fill vacancy), one member of the Board of Assessors 
for two years (to fill vacancy), one member of the Board of 
Selectmen for three years, one member of the Board of Asses- 
sors for three years, one member of the School Committee for 
two years (to fill vacancy), three members of the School Com- 
mittee for three years, two members of the Board of Public 
Works for three years, one member of the Board of Health for 
three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, three 
Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years, one Tree Warden for one year, five Trustees 
of Punchard Free School for three years, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

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After final action on the preceding Article One, the said 
meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 
39, of the General Laws, to Monday, March 12th, at 1.30 o'clock 
p.m. at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding Mothers 
with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to Persons 
and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town Scales, 
Highway Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall 
Library, Memorial Day, Post G. A. R., Andover Post No. 8, 
American Legion, Parks and Playsteads, Police, Printing, 
Election and Registration,, Essex County Tuberculosis 
Hospital Maintenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, 
Reserve Fund, Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, 
Library, Essex Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town 
House, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Mainte- 
nance and Construction, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $9000. for the purpose of re-arranging the offices 
in the Town House to provide for new sanitaries, increased 
vault room, more office room and equipment for same, on petition 
of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $5000.00 provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts and the County of Essex, for improvement of River Road 
in West Andover so-called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $5500.00 to erect bleachers and fence on the play- 
stead, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

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Article 7. — To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2500.00 to grade grounds around back of the 
School property to meet work already done on playstead, accord- 
ing to plan of Morse & Dickinson, on petition of School Com- 
mittee and Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the Water Main on Lowell Street from 
its present dead-end near the residence of Charles Eaton, a dis- 
tance of 3200 feet, and appropriate the sum of $9000.00 for 
same, on petition of Board of Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main on Stinson Street 
from its present dead-end near the property of H. B. Lewis, a dis- 
tance of 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 for same, 
on petition of Board of Public Works. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum 
of $3500.00 for the laying of a 6-inch Water Main on Wash- 
ington Avenue to take the place of a 4-inch now in use, and make 
the necessary changes, on petition of James C. Souter and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to employ an architect to examine the school lot on 
Bartlet Street and make preliminary plans for a school building 
or an addition to a building thereon, and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $1000.00 therefor, on petition of Elsie Pitkin Poyn- 
ter and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$13000.00 to purchase a combination hose, chemical and pump 
for use in the Fire Department, on petition of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to place street 
lights on Juliette Street and appropriate a sum of money there- 
for, on petition of Emory J. Delaney and others. 

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Article 14. — To see if the Town will adopt the Zoning Plan 
presented by the Town Planning Board, and enact the Zoning 
Ordinance recommended by the Board, on petition of the Town 
Planning Board. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to release and abandon the rights, ease- 
ments and estate acquired by the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover under a taking by Eminent Domain in the lands in 
Lawrence, Massachusetts, belonging to the Eastern Massachu- 
setts Street Railway Company and the Boston & Maine Railroad, 
which taking was made by the Board of Selectmen by vote dated 
Septmber 19, 1924, and recorded in Essex North District Regis- 
try of Deeds, book 503, page 568, and described at page 574, 
and also shown on plan 567 on file in said Registry. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 41, Sections 73-81 of the General Laws 
relating to a Board of Survey. 

Article 17. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 18. - — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 19. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 20. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixth day of February A.D. 1928. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover 

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF FINANCE 

COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee respectfully presents herewith its 
recommendations for the year 1928. 

Your Committee has held many conferences with the heads 
of the various departments and others charged with the expend- 
iture of the money of the Town and has endeavored to gain 
an understanding of their needs as to upkeep and the wisdom 
of the projects upon which they propose to work. The Town's 
needs are many, and it would be a fine thing if we could have 
them all satisfied at once, but just as in private expenditure 
where income is limited those which seem the more pressing 
must be attended to first and the others deferred to be taken 
care of at some future time in accordance with a well mapped 
out scheme of procedure thereby keeping the burden on the 
taxpayer as light as possible and at the same time gradually 
working out the needed improvements. 

All of the expenditures recommended other than those purely 
for maintenance purposes in the current budget are steps in the 
orderly and progressive plans for the reasonably immediate 
future. Of course, it is entirely possible that there may be a 
difference of opinion as to whether a particular project it as a 
matter of fact so pressing as to demand immediate attention, 
but we think that the various executive boards charged with the 
responsibility of conducting the Town's business must in the 
very nature of things be better able to judge the order in which 
our Town's problems can be best met and that their approval 
or disapproval should be given the greatest weight. That has 
been done in each of the items which we recommend. 

Sooner or later we shall be face to face with some more serious 
problems of larger undertakings which it would be well to have 
in mind, such as North Main Street with its bridge and road 

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Concrete paving of Elm Street. A new sub high school. Assess- 
ment of Andover for portion of main sewer from Lowell to the 
sea if and when built. Other possibilities may be easily conjured 
to mind and as time goes on new and unforeseen needs will 
inevitably arise. Your Committee thinks that not much serious 
difference of opinion exists that so far as possible expenditures 
should be paid for currently and that bond issues ought to be 
avoided except for extraordinary purposes. There are none pro- 
vided for or needed in the budget herewith recommended which 
means that the tax rate, so far as can be now estimated, remains 
approximately stabilized. The Committee believes that any 
material increase in the tax rate would be unwise and unnecessary 
in a year when no expenditure out of the ordinary is contem- 
plated. It will have to be when the time comes that we must 
meet some of the larger projects of desirable improvements which 
seem more or less imminent. It cannot be too much in mind, 
after all is said and done, that practically no expenditure for 
Town purposes can be made, no new project agreed to except 
as each taxpayer contributes his share to pay for it and just as 
certainly does each pay, whether taxpayer or not, in increased 
rent and cost of living as taxes mount to meet the cost of govern- 
ment. There is no other source of revenue and in effect each 
might as well reach into his pocket and draw forth his share 
for the payment. 

As last year, the industrial situation hereabouts is in a pre- 
carious situation and unemployment with its increased and in- 
sistent calls sounds a warning cry to be wary of spending except 
for those things which are needed and can properly be taken 
care of now and to scrutinize carefully all proposals however 
worthy and desirable. This does not mean that we should stand 
still and meet only the bare and dire necessities. Sometimes 
it is a false economy and may work an injustice to put off that 
which is not absolutely necessary now. 

Last year at the town meeting the Moderator was authorized 
to appoint a committee to survey the situation as to salaries paid 
by the Town. This committee was duly appointed and at once 
set upon an arduous and painstaking effort to fulfill the purposes 
of its creation. It has made its report as ordered to the Finance 

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Committee. The Salary Committee has labored conscientiously 
and continuously, the members giving generously of their time 
and energy to fully cover the situation. The earnest study they 
have made of the subject matter entitles their support to the 
greatest weight and consideration. It is of such a thorough nature 
that it is thought only proper that it should be printed in full in 
the town report. It appears, therefore, in the pages immediately 
following this report. Your Finance Committee concurs fully 
in the conclusions reached and has included in the budget items 
the amounts required to put it in force. 

The original estimates handed in have been increased to meet 
these requirements by the following amounts based on nine 
months service: 

Town Officials $675.00 

Police Department 1000.00 

Fire Department 965.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 50.00 

Tree Warden and Moth Inspector 78.00 

Inspector of Plumbing (estimated) 62.00 

Milk Inspector 75.00 

library 500.00 

Spring Grove Cemetery 300.00 

School Department 1658.00 

Board Public Works 200.00 



Total $5563.00 

The total of last year's appropriations, including State and 

County tax and special articles of the warrant amounted to 

$660,692.00. The recommendations for this year require ^666,- 

633.88. 

With the foregoing considerations in mind, the Finance Com- 
mittee feels justified in recommending the adoption of the follow- 
ing budget by the town meeting: 

Almshouse $8500.00 

Almshouse Relief Out 8000.00 

Increase because of industrial conditions. 
Aiding mothers with dependent children 5000.00 



Amount carried forward $21500.00 

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Amount brought forward 


$21500.00 


American Legion 


1000.00 


Assessors' Survey- 


3000.00 


Board of Health 


4500.00 


Increase because of additional patients in 




Tuberculosis Hospital. 




Brush Fires 


1000.00 


Claims for damage to personal property 


4000.00 


Increase because of additional claims 




Elections 


2200.00 


Four elections this year as against one last year 




Essex Hospital 


5217.88 


Assessed by County against Town for Tuber- 




culosis Hospital 




Fire Department 


29965.00 


G. A. R. 


200.00 


Highways 


80200.00 


For new construction $30,000.00 




Interest 


31000.00 


Insurance 


6400.00 


Additional Workmen's Compensation 




Library 


$7500.00 


Additional maintenance because of new building 




Memorial Day 


600.00 


Parks and Playgrounds 


4000.00 


Increase because of additional grounds 




Police 


26300.00 


Additional for special officers 




Pomps Pond 


1500.00 


Printing 


600.00 


Public Dump 


400.00 


Reserve Fund 


3000.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


48000.00 


Retirement of Veteran 


300.00 


Schools 




143614.00 


Increase in number of teachers and cost of 




transportation of children 




Sewers 


5000.00 



Amount carried forward 



$430996.88 



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Amount brought forward 
Snow and Equipment (estimated) 
Soldiers Relief 

Sealers Weights and Measures 
Spring Grove Cemetery 
State Aid 
Street Lighting 

Increase in number of lights 
Town Buildings 
Town Officers 
Town Scales 
Tree Warden 
Moth Work 
Water — Maintenance 
Water — Construction 

Increase of $2000.00, made necessary by 

change in plan of Haverhill Street Bridge 
Wire Inspector 

Total 



$430996.88 

10000.00 

1500.00 

500.00 

6800.00 

500.00 

18487.00 

4200.00 

16675.00 

125.00 

5000.00 

5000.00 

30000.00 

12000.00 



350.00 



$542133.88 



The Finance Committee recommends the following action re- 
garding the special articles in the Warrant: 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $9000.00 for the purpose of re-arranging the offices 
in the Town House to provide for new sanitaries, increased vault 
room, more office room and equipment for same, on petition of 
the Board of Selectmen. . 

(Approved) 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $5000.00 provided however a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, and the County of Essex for improvement of River Road 
in West Andover so called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

(Approved) 



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Article 6. — To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $5500.00 to erect bleachers and fence on the play- 
stead, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2500.00 to grade grounds around back of the school 
property to meet work already done on playstead according to 
plan of Morse & Dickinson, on petition of School Committee 
and Board of Public Works. 
(Approved) 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the Water Main on Lowell Street from 
its present dead-end near the residence of Charles Eaton, a dis- 
tance of 3200 feet, and appropriate the sum of $9000.00 for 
same, on petition of Board of Public Works. 
(Approved.) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the Water Main on Stinson Street from 
its present dead-end near property of H. B. Lewis, a distance 
of 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 for same, 
on petition of Board of Public Works. 
(Approved) 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500.00 for the laying of a 6-inch Water Main on Washington 
Avenue to take the place of a 4-inch now in use, and make the 
necessary changes, on petition of James C. Souter and others. 
(Approved) 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to employ an architect to examine the school lot on 
Bartlet Street and make preliminary plans for a school building 
or an addition to a building thereon, and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $1000.00 therefor, on petition of Elsie Pitkin Poynter 
and others. 

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(In view of the fact that the School Committee, under 
authority of the last town meeting, is to make a report along 
these lines we recommend that this aricle be referred to the 
School Committee.) 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$13000.00 to purchase a combination hose, chemical and pump 
for use in the Fire Department, on petition of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

(Approved) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote to place street lights 
on Juliette Street and appropriate a sum of money therefor on 
petititon of Emory J. Delaney and others. 

(Does not require action by Finance Committee) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will adopt the Zoning Plan 
presented by the Town Planning Board, and enact the Zoning 
Ordinance recommended by the Board, on petition of the Town 
Planning Board. 

(Does not require action by Finance Committee) 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to release and abandon the rights, easements 
and estate acquired by the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
under a taking by Eminent Domain in the lands in Lawrence, 
Massachusetts, belonging to the Eastern Massachusetts Street 
Railway Company and the Boston & Maine Railroad, which 
taking was made by the Board of Selectmen by vote dated 
September 19, 1924, and recorded in Essex North District 
Registry of Deeds, book 503, page 568, and described at page 
574, and also shown on plan 567 on file in said Registry. 

(Does not require action by Finance Committee) 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 41, Sections 73-81 of the General Laws re- 
lating to a Board of Survey. 

(Does not require action by Finance Committee) 

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SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended 
Special expenditures recommended 



State and County Tax (estimated) 

Total 
Receipts (estimated) 



$542133.88 

49500.00 

$591633.88 
75000.00 

$666633.88 
200000.00 



Net $466633.88 

Valuation 
Net Valuation 1927 1928 (Estimated) 

$17,650,000.00 $17,650,000.00 

Computation of tax rate for 1928 using the above figures 

$466633.88 

$17650000.00 = $26 -°° + 



Tax rate for 1927, $25.50 
Tax rate for 1926, $28.80 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIE N. FROST G. EDGAR FOLK 

CHARLES J. BAILEY J. H. HIGGINSON 

WALTER M. LAMONT JAMES H. EATON 

JOSEPH C. KIMBALL 

Finance Committee 



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REPORT ON SALARIES 



Andover, Mass., January 25th, 1928. 

Archie N. Frost, Chairman, 
Finance Committee, 
Andover, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

The Committee appointed by the Town Moderator, pursuant 
to the vote of the Town at its last annual meeting, "to make a 
survey of all salaries and rates paid for services rendered to the 
Town by its employees, with a view to determining whether 
there should be any increase in said salaries and rates of pay, 
and if so what amounts", begs leave to submit the following 
report of its findings and recommendations. 

This Committee in making its survey has endeavored to secure 
such guidance as was feasible from such sources as it deemed 
capable of being of assistance, and has endeavored by a process 
of comparison to determine, as far as possible, whether or not 
the rates of compensation paid by the Town of Andover to its 
employees and officers was in line with rates of compensation 
paid by other communities fairly comparable with Andover. The 
Committee has been surprised at the paucity of useful informa- 
tion procurable and has been even more surprised at its inability 
to determine fair rates of compensation by such method of com- 
parison. Some of the recommendations which this Committee 
will make may appear entirely unreasonable if the comparative 
test is the only one applied, and its recommendations herein made 
are based in many instances upon this Committee's conception 

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of what a fair salary should be for the work or responsibility 
involved, rather than upon a finding of what other towns are 
paying for similar services. 

With this initial statement your Committee desires to respect- 
fully recommend as follows : 
Selectmen, Assessors, and Board of Public Welfare : 

The salaries of those elected to these offices are now fixed at 
$900.00 for the Chairman, and $800.00 each for the other two 
members, which amounts are arbitrarily divided for reporting 
purposes as follows : 

To the Chairman of the Selectmen is paid $400.00 

To each of the other two Selectmen 300.00 

To each of the Assessors is paid 400.00 

To each of the three members of Board of Public 

Welfare is paid 100.00 

This Committee feels that the salaries so paid must be re- 
garded as totally inadequate when the amount of time demanded 
from the several officials is considered, but that it must be also 
remembered a certain amount of honor attaches to these offices 
which must be credited on the account, and that the holders of 
these offices, as in the case of other unpaid Boards serving the 
Town, are in a measure contributing something of their thought 
and energy as good citizens to the Town's welfare. 

We, therefore, recommend that no change be made in these 
salaries. It is, however, the opinion of this Committee that our 
Town should look forward to the time when some different ar- 
rangement can be made involving a more systematic and scientific 
method of assessment, whereunder possibly one of the Assessors 
shall be employed as a whole time man and the other two Assess- 
ors used simply for advisory and consultant purposes. If such sys- 
tem should in the future be installed a rearrangement of the 
salaries of the Assessors should, of course, at such time be made. 

Assistant Assessors: 

The present compensation is $6.00 per day. This Committee 
recommends no change. 

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Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Clerk of Boards: 

The present salary of the Town Clerk is $1000 . 00 

The present salary of the Town Treasurer is 1800.00 

The present salary of the Clerk of Boards is 400.00' 

It so happens that these three offices are all held by one man 
at the present time, whose total compensation is, therefore, 
$3200.00. 

This Committee recommends that the salary of the Town Clerk 
be increased to $1200.00, that the salary of the Town Treasurer 
be increased to $2500.00, and that no change be made in the 
salary of the Clerk of Boards. 

The Committee feels that the Town is extremely fortunate in 
having as the holder of these various offices the present incum- 
bent thereof, and the increases in these salaries are in a measure 
recommended because his long, faithful, and efficient service has 
made this increase due him. Whether the Committee would .feel 
that an untried and inexperienced holder of these offices would 
be properly entitled to this added compensation is not decided. 

Collector of Taxes: 

The present salary is $2000.00, with allowance for clerk hire 
of $250.00. The Committee recommends no change. 

Auditors : 

The present salary is $200.00 per annum. The Committee re- 
commends no change. 

Registrars of Voters: 

The present compensation is 75 cents per hour. The Committee 
recommends no change. 

Precinct Officers: 

The present compensation is $7.00 per day in one precinct and 
$6.50 per day in the other precincts. The Committee recommends 
no change. 

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Police Department: 

The present pay is as follows : 

Chief $42.00 per week 

Sergeant 39 . 37 per week 

Men 35 . 00 per week 

Specials . 62y 2 per hour 

The Committee feels that the pay of these officers, as the pay 
of the officers and men of the Fire Department hereinafter to be 
considered, should be based upon the quality of service rendered 
by the individual, taking into consideration his training, his ex- 
perience, and his ability for his work. 

It is this Committee's opinion that the pay should, therefore, be 
flexible within certain limitations, each man's compensation to be 
more or less dependent upon his individual work. 

This Committee, therefore, recommends the following max- 
imum and minimum rates for the officers and men of the Police 
Department, leaving it to the Selectmen to determine what each 
individual should receive, based upon that individual's worth and 
experience to the Town : 

Chief $42 . 00 to $50 . 00 per week 

Sergeant 39 . 00 to 45 . 00 per week 

Men 33.00 to 38.00 per week 

Specials. No change from the present rate of .62y 2 cents 
per hour. 

It is this Committee's recommendation that in general men 
of no experience appointed to the Police force should commence 
their service upon the pay of $33.00 per week, such pay to be 
increased $1.00 per week during each year for five years (5 
years) to the maximum of $38.00 per week; that those men now 
on the force who have been in the service for three (3) years 
or more should be paid at the rate of $38.00 per week ; those 
that have been in the service for two (2) years at the rate of 
$37.00 per week; and those who have been in the service for 
one (1) year at the rate of $35.00 per week, each of these lat- 
ter classes to be increased $1.00 per week per year until they 
attain the maximum of $38.00 per week. 

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It is further recommended that the men of this Department 
should be given the opportunity of receiving systematic in- 
structions and training in, their duties so that they may be in 
a position to render the most capable and intelligent service pos- 
sible. 

Fire Department: 

The present pay is as follows: 

Chief $48.07 per week 

Deputy 41 .00 per week 

Lieutenant 36.00 per week 

Men 35.00 per week 

This Committee recommends a maximum and minimum for 
the officers and men of this Department as in the case of the 
Police Department mentioned above. 

Chief $42.00 to $50.00 per week 

Deputy 40.00 to 45.00 per week 

Lieutenant 39.00 to 42.00 per week 

Men 33.00 to 38.00 per week 

This Committee recommends no change in rates of the pay 
of the call men. 

What has been recommended hereinbefore in regard to the 
Police Department applies to this Committe's recommendations 
regarding the Fire Department, that the fixing of the salaries 
of the individuals between the limits above recommended should 
be dependent upon the value, worth, ability and experience of 
the individual as determined by the Selectmen, and that the new 
man coming into the Department without experience should be 
paid the minimum and increased gradually year by year to the 
maximum rate of pay. Because of our belief that with proper 
opportunity for development and good leadership the men should 
grow more valuable with experience, we feel that , every oppor- 
tunity should be afforded them for such development. 

It is our opinion, also, that the present firemen could render 
a further valuable service to the Town, with material advantage 
to themselves, by the providing of a plan for regular drills, such 

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as have been found so helpful in city departments, and further, 
and of even more importance in our minds, we advise the de- 
veloping of a plan of inspection work by the regular firemen 
throughout the town for the discovery and correction of fire 
hazards. This and similar outside employments would render 
larger service to the Town and would tend to avoid the long 
and wearisome periods of inaction which are the greatest bane 
of a fireman's life. 

Building Inspector : 

The present salary is $500.00 per annum. This Committee 
recommends no change. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures j 

The present salary is $350.00. We believe this salary inade- 
quate, in view of the increased work thrown upon this officer, 
and recommend that his salary be increased to $400.00 per annum 
and that he should receive, in addition thereto, his necessary 
expenses in the conduct of his office. 

Inspector of Wires: 

The present salary is $300.00 per annum. This Committee 
recommends no change. 

Tree Warden and Moth Department : 

The Tree Warden and Moth Superintendent now receives for 
these combined duties pay at the rate of $133.00 per week. This 
Committee recommends that the same be increased to $35.00 
per week. 

Board of Health : 

The present salaries are as follows : 

Chairman $75 . 00 per annum 

Members ( two ) 50 . 00 per annum 

Nurse 1 500 . 00 per annum 

Car Allowance 200 . 00 per annum 

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Inspector of Slaughtering 200 . 00 per annum 

Inspector of Animals 350 . 00 per annum 

Inspector of Plumbing 2.00 per inspection. 

This Committee recommends no change in any of these salaries, 
except as to the compensation of the Inspector of Plumbing, 
which this Committee recommends be increased from $2.00 per 
inspection to $3.00 per inspection. 

This Committee learns, however, that the Milk Inspector whose 
salary was formerly fixed at $75.00 per annum, resigned some 
years ago, since which time he has been carrying on as Acting 
Milk Inspector without compensation. It seems to us that the 
office should be recreated, the salary to remain as previously 
fixed. * 

Charities: 

The present salaries are as follows: 

Matron $900 . 00 per annum 

Town Physician 1 50 . 00 per annum 

This Committee recommends no change in these salaries. 

Library: 

The present salaries are as follows : 

Librarian $1 800 . 00 per annum 

Assistant Librarian 1303 . 92 per annum 

Assistant Librarian (Children) 1200.00 per .annum 

Assistant Librarian (Ballardvale) 100. 00 per annum 

This Committee recommends that these salaries be increased 
as follows: 

Librarian $2000 . 00 per annum 

Assistant Librarian 1 400 . 00 per annum • 

Assistant Librarian (Children) 1300.00 per annum 

Assistant Librarian (Ballardvale) 1 50 . 00 per annum 

This Committee feels that these salaries should not be con- 
sidered as final, but should be adjusted in the future from time 
to time as changes are warranted in the discretion of the Trustees. 

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Spring Grove Cemetery : 

The present salary of the Superintendent is $1500.00 per 
annum. This Committee recommends that his salary be in- 
creased to $1800.00 per annum. 

School Department: 

This Committee recommends that the School Committee's 
suggestion of an increase in the maximum salaries of the grade 
teachers from the present maximum of $1500.00 be increased to 
a maximum of $1600.00 and that the present maximum for 
high school teachers be increased from the present maximum 
of $1800.00 to a maximum of $1900.00; these increases to in 
no way interfere with or curtail additional salaries paid to such 
as act as principals of the several grade schools, or such as shall 
be entitled to further increase beyond these maximums for extra 
professional study in accordance with the established policy of 
the School Committee. 

This Committee feels that salaries paid to the Superintendent 
of Schools and certain teachers in the high school must be left 
to the School Committee to act upon with a free hand at such 
times as occasion shall require, and we, therefore, make no re- 
commendations in regard to such salaries. 

Board of Public Works : 

The present salary of the Superintendent of Board of Public 
Works, which includes the water, sewer, street, and public parks 
departments, is now $3800.00. His work is onerous, and in our 
opinion capably performed. We approve of the suggestion made 
by the Board of Public Works and recommend that the salary 
of that official be increased to $4000.00 per annum. 

This Committee makes no recommendation in regard to any 
increases in the salaries or pay of the employees of that de- 
partment as that matter is entirely in the hands of, and must be 
left with, the Board of Public Works. 

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Clerks, Janitors, and other Employees 1 . 

This Committee attempts to make no recommendations as to 
the pay of the various clerks, janitors, and other employees of the 
Town in its several departments, feeling that inasmuch as all 
such are appointed by, and answerable to, the respective heads 
of those departments who define and fix their individual duties, 
the matter of determining their fair and proper compensation 
must of necessity be left to such employing departments, rather 
than to this Committee which is bound to be more or less un- 
informed as to the merits of each individual case. 

Conclusion : 

This Committee estimates that were all of the increases herein 
recommended to be adopted by the Town, the same would involve 
an additional expenditure by the Town over that now established 
of about $10,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES C. SOUTER 
E. V. FRENCH 
E. BARTON CHAPIN 
FRED H. EATON 
MYRON H. CLARK 



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SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PLANNING 
BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER 



During the past year the Planning Board has very largely 
confined its activities to the development of a zoning scheme. At 
the last annual town meeting an appropriation of $1200.00 was 
voted so that this work, including the preparation of a map 
embodying the recommendations of the Committee, might be 
properly presented to the town. 

After careful consideration, the firm of Morse & Dickinson 
of Haverhill, Mass. was retained for engineering and advisory 
purposes. As they were at work both on the Playstead develop- 
ment and the preparation of assessing maps, this concern was 
very familiar with the town's problems. We have found them 
very sympathetic and helpful, and willing to co-operate to the 
fullest extent. We wish to express our appreciation of the 
efforts of Mr. Goodwin who has represented Morse & Dickinson 
at our meetings. 

Before the town meeting our zoning map will have been pre- 
sented to the voters at one or more public hearings. We realize 
that in spite of our most earnest efforts, local conditions may 
necessitate some changes in our scheme, and we wish to avail 
ourselves of the interest and knowledge of the whole community. 
Our one effort has been to provide for the wholesome future 
growth of our town. We believe this can be done with injury to 
no one, and benefit to the town as a whole. Our present problems 
are capable of satisfactory solution, and with the proper fore- 
sight the development will proceed in an orderly and attractive 
manner. 

Sixty-four percent of the people in Massachusetts are living 
in towns or cities which have adopted some scheme of zoning. 
Many other towns and cities are preparing plans. The concensus 

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of opinion is that this method of regulating community growth 
is beneficial to the health, comfort, safety, morals and general 
welfare of the people. For these reasons we hope that the town 
will adopt the zoning scheme as recommnded by the Committee. 

Planning Board : 

CHARGES H. FORBES, Chairman 
GRANVILLE K. CUTLER; 
ROY M. HAYNES 
IRVING SOUTHWORTH 
R, E. HARDY, Secretary 



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TRUSTEES OF 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
JOHN C. ANGUS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
. EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 

JULIA E. TWICHELL EDITH DONALD 

In Charge of Junior Room 
AGATHA R. WADE 

Assistant 
MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 
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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



The librarian's report adequately covers the activities of the 
past year. Since that report was submitted, an unusual gift has 
been received. The Woman's Relief Corps has presented two 
bronze tablets, one containing the Gettysburg Address of Pres- 
ident Lincoln, the other the First Memorial Day Order of General 
Logan. These tablets are given in honor of the veterans of the 
Civil War. They are most appropriate additions to our building. 

Although the capacity of the building has been doubled, we 
estimate an increase of about one fourth in the cost of main- 
tenance. This is on the present basis of necessary expenditures. 
It does not take into account any increase in salaries for the staff 
nor an increased expenditure for books. We believe the salaries 
are too low. It is not commonly understood, perhaps, that the 
annual appropriation of the town is used for maintenance only, 
and that all book purchases are made from the income of invested 
funds. There is a constant demand for more books. We shall 
be glad to get them if the town sees fit to increase the appropria- 
tion. 

The aim of the trustees is to have the library serve the citizens 
of Andover to the fullest extent. This aim is constantly in the 
minds of the members of the administrative staff. Any sugges- 
tions that will help to its attainment will be most welcome. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
JOHN C. ANGUS 

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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Treasurer's Report 
Receipts 



Appropriation 

Dog tax 

Income from investments 

Fines 



Expenditures 
Salaries 

Lighting and heating 
Periodicals 
Bookbinding 
Books 
Insurance 
Labor 

Librarian's office expenses 
Typewriter 
Water 

Rent safe deposit box 
Supplies 
Rent, J. W. Barnard Est. 

$10829.87 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Treasurer 

This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income arising therefrom, 
have been checked and are found to be correct. All other items 
in the above statement are audited by the auditors elected by the 
Town of Andover, Mass. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Auditors 
February 6, 1928 

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$ 5000.00 


834.22 


4717.38 


278.27 


$10829.87 


$ 6690.02 


524.86 


317.80 


507.27 


1523.86 


321.67 


278.52 


139.69 


84.75 


9.41 


12.50 


228.52 


191.00 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 
Gentlemen*: 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1927. 

The: I 28th of June, 1927, saw the library moving home, after 
ah entire year spent in temporary quarters, and to a home so 
beautiful and so dignified that it is still, at the end of December, 
a matter of constant comment. 

Getting settled, especially as belated workmen were still in the 
building, was no small matter, even though the actual moving 
itself went smoothly. There were two sets of books to sort to- 
gether; those which had been with us in our temporary rooms, 
and: those which had been stored during the period of exile. 
To dovetail them neatly, in the spaces allotted each class required 
careful planning. Everyone worked hard, and when the building 
Was finally opened for inspection on the evening of July 8, things 
were approximately in place, and in running order for business 
the next day. ;^; - ; 

That opening was one which neither the town nor the weary 
staff will focget. For two h6urs, throngs of delighted people 
wandered through a building which surpassed their .highest ex- 
pectatiohs, t ■ Tirst-com^rs went back to bring friends, and as r the 
newse4p?ea?d^ i the -crowd increased. Next day, the story was, 

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repeated. Indeed, for weeks succeeding, parties arrived to see, 
exclaim and admire. 

Not only our own people came to see the remodeled building, 
but many visitors from out of town. Librarians and library 
trustees from other places have been numerous, and generous 
have been their praise and their congratulations upon "Andover's 
ideal library." Two members of the State Library Commission 
inspected it by inches, and gave it their unqualified approval, 
saying that they considered it a "perfect example of remodeling." 
They expressed the wish that every librarian in Massachusetts 
might see it and be inspired by its beauty and convenience. 

"Restful," "homelike" and "welcoming" are the adjectives 
most frequently applied to the main library, while the list of 
complimentary words is exhausted when visitors reach the junior 
room, with its floods of sunshine, its gay draperies, its low tables, 
chairs and bookshelves, and its crowds of happy users. One 
person returned from a visit of inspection with the comment: 
"That room is knee-deep with smiling children." 

And when, on a stormy day, a fire burns on the library hearth, 
it is a keen enjoyment to see the expression of pleasure which 
comes over the faces of people as they enter from the wet or 
cold world without and see the flames flickering on the andirons, 
and see earlier arrivals with one eye on a book and the other on 
the fire. It is as though the spirit of home descended on a public 
place. 

But people have done more than admire the library. They 
have used it. Our circulation for 1927 is 54,310 volumes, which 
is the largest record in the history of the library. And these 
figures are less than they would be, had it not been for the 
scarlet fever epidemic in June, which, closing the schools, closed 
also the junior room. This did not open again until after the 
removal to the Memorial Hall, a period of an entire month. The 
main library was also closed for two weeks while moving, so 
that the increased circulation under these handicaps, shows a 
remarkable record. 

On December 31, 1926, every borrowers' card in the library, 
4535 in number, was canceled and a new registration begun. 

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In the twelve months just past, this fresh registration shows 
3011 borrowers. As three years is the time limit always needed 
to indicate what proportion of any town uses its public lbrary, 
it is plain that our percentage is again to be large. 

The reference work has been heavy. The added convenience 
and quiet of the new building is an inducement to students, who 
find the secluded alcoves exactly right for work. Every after- 
noon and evening sees them engaged with themes, required school 
reading, or with encyclopedias to consult. The section set apart 
for educational books is thoroughly appreciated by the teachers, 
and, for the first time, the art books are so placed that they may 
be used to the best advantage. 

The younger children have not been slow to use their room 
for school work. Each day shows a crowd of eager boys and 
girls looking up topics in their own simpler reference books and 
asking help with their lessons. Many who have no quiet place 
at home to study, spend hours in the junior library. 

During November, the children were interested in reading for 
the state certificates. There were 205 of these issued through 
the year, and five honor certificates. These latter mean that their 
winners have read 25 of the approved books on the state lists. 
The honor winners are Dorothy Boyce, Monica Coyle, William 
Page, Jennie Shameklis and Mariatta Tower. 

During November, also, Miss Wade started a story hour which 
will continue throughout the winter. This is held on Saturday 
mornings in the junior room. There are few children who do 
not enjoy hearing stories told, and, through listening, are led 
to read worthwhile books. Interesting exhibitions have been 
arranged for the children in their glass case. Posters from 
Warsaw, Poland, attracted much attention at the opening of the 
library. Articles from Norway formed another exhibit; from 
Java, another, and still later, was a most interesting one of Indian 
relics and curiosities, including an Indian doll, some finely woven 
baskets, and a miniature totem pole from Alaska. The Christmas 
snow-scene arranged for the holidays proved a special attraction. 
Travelers in Europe during the summer remembered the junior 
library, and an educational exhibit of dressed dolls from other 

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lands has been started with Donald and Dugald, "our little Scotch 
cousins," and Mari, "our little Norwegian cousin." 

One much appreciated object in the junior room, the artistic 
model of the Santa Maria, was given by a person who wished 
to remain anonymous. This is an unusually beautiful model, 
and was made in Oberammergau. The window-baskets in this 
room, and also in the main reading-room are a source of enjoy- 
ment to everyone. The baskets are a part of the library furniture, 
but the plants and ferns were all gifts from garden-lovers, who 
have filled our sunny windows with summer beauty. The south- 
west alcove of the reading-room is especially attractive with all 
its flowering plants. 

Interesting and valuable gifts have come our way during the 
year. First, we should mention the many flowers from all over 
town for the night of the library opening, and those other flowers 
which continued to come till gardens were no more. Miss Alice 
C. Jenkins presented to the Trustees' room a portrait of her 
father, E, Kendall Jenkins, who was on the original board of 
trustees and who served in that capacity, and later, as chairman, 
for fifty-two years. This portrait is a duplicate of one which 
was made at the request of the Salem Y. M. C. A. and hung 
in their building as an example of the type of man they wished 
their boys to be. Miss Jenkins also gave a copy of the Magna 
Charta, and the list of original contributors to the Memorial Hall, 
which had been kept by her father. The list was headed by the 
name of John F. Flint, with a gift of $100. 

Mrs. Joseph W. Smith gave the junior library fourteen new 
books for children, some of which were fine illustrated editions. 
Gifts of books for both departments have been numerous, as 
may be seen from the list of givers. 

When the library moved from its temporary quarters, what- 
ever furniture could be used at the Ballardvale branch, was taken 
there. The room has acquired a large and fully adequate card 
catalogue case, a standing bulletin board, a desk for the libra- 
rian, and several movable bookcases. The number of periodicals 
taken for the branch library has been increased by the addition 
of the "Literary Digest" and the "Woman's Home Companion." 

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It is with reverent interest that visitors view the Memorial 
Hallj On the second floor, where every memorial feature has been 
left unchanged. By dint of quick work, this room was made 
available for the use of the G. A. R. on the 30th of May, and 
they held there their customary service. This hall, when it shall 
have seats provided, is capable of seating about 200 people. By 
the terms of its license, it may then be used for lectures or for 
meetings of an educational or cultural type, but for nothing of 
a social nature. 

We have now an adequate building with ample space for books 
for years to come. The entire capacity is sixty thousand volumes, 
more than twice the number that we own at present. The steady 
use of the library is increasing the demand from the public for 
new books, and also increasing the bills for binding. Books 
cannot be used without wear. The only library which has small 
binding bills is the one which does not serve its patrons. To 
purchase yearly, sufficient new books to supply every demand 
except that for erotic fiction, is now our ambition. We have taken 
especial pains to buy new technical books, such as those on steam 
and electrical engineering, and have seen the men borrow them 
eagerly. Steps have also been taken to increase the collection 
of art books. The growing interest in philosophy and psychology 
has been recognized, and recent publications placed on our shelves. 

One day in early December, an elderly gentleman was seen 
standing in the centre of the reading-room. Since he seemed a 
stranger, the librarian went to speak to him. He said that he 
came from Salem, and had stopped to see the library, attracted 
by its fine exterior. After being shown over the building, he 
remarked : "I am lost in wonder that Andover should have such 
a beautiful library. Many places four times the size have nothing 
like this to show. I know of but one other town library in Mass- 
achusetts which approaches this in beauty, either outside or in, 
and that is the remarkable building at Nahant, in which Henry 
Cabot Lodge was so much interested/' 

When he understood that the present structure was an old one, 
remodeled at one-third the cost of new construction, his wonder 
increased. Certainly, Andover has acquired among other towns 

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a reputation for marked acumen and business ability, when, to 
use the exact words of one visitor, an important official in library 
work, it transformed with such economy, "one of the ugliest 
library buildings in New England into one of the most beautiful." 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 

Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 47163 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7147 

Total number borrowed for home use 54310 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 3011 

Books added by purchase 815 

Books added by gift 262 

Total additions 1077 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost, etc. 128 

Total number of books in library 26513 
Volumes rebound , , ! 784 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 64 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7147 

Books added by purchase 68 

Books added by gift 37 

Total additions 105 

Books now belonging to branch 2260 



GIFTS 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state 
and government departments, from other libraries, from the 
A. V. I. S. the Cochewicke Campfire girls, and from the follow- 
ing individuals : 

Miss F. E. Aldred; Rev. C. N. Bartlett; Mrs. H. D. Bloom- 
bergh; E. T. Brewster; M. T. Byington; Miss J. B. Carpenter; 
Miss Emily Carter; Mrs. Gerard Chapin; Miss Abbie S. Davis; 
Miss Annie Davis; Miss Fonnie Davis; Mrs. Valentine Fitzhugh; 
Mrs. Georgia Freeman ; James C. Graham ; Mrs. Herbert Greene ; 
Rev. C. W. Henry; Miss Alice C. Jenkins; Miss Irene McCarthy; 
Miss Evelyn D. Miller; T. E. Mitton; C. L. Pack; George B. 
Ripley; Mrs. Joseph W. Smith; Miss Mary Byers Smith; L, F. ; 
Torrey ; Dr. Roger Tracy; Miss Olive Warden; and Miss Rosalie 
Wood. 

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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 

I The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 9 
in the afternoon and evening". The junior room is open from 
3 to 8 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name 
may have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard 
School are required to have their applications endorsed by both 
parent and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents 
for every day overdue. A few of the books most in demand are 
issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the book 
pocket, "Seven-day book." Books lost or damaged must be 
paid for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, 
nor may they be transferred from one card to another. They must 
be definitely returned to the library by each borrower. Other 
books may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, and 
if a work not fiction is especially desired for any serious purpose, 
notice of its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
th&n to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 

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record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 
amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN 
FOR THE READING ROOM 

American city , 

American Legion monthly (gift) 

American Mercury 

American monthly Review of Reviews 

Atlantic monthly 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Century 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country gentleman 

Country life in America ; ; 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Drama 

Etude 

Forum 

Garden magazine and Home builder (gift) 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

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Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

International studio (gift) 

Ladies' home journal 

Libraries 

Library journal 

Life 

Literary digest 

Littell's living age 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

Nation 

National geographic magazine 

Nineteeth century 

North American review 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

Recreation 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Youth's companion 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Telegram 

New York Times 



132 



NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1927 

State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replace- 
ments and books for the Ballardvale branch are also omitted. 

{Books marked * are gifts) 

PERIODICALS 

352 A51 American city, v. 35, 36. 

051 R32 American review of reviews, v. 74, 75. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 138, 139. 

052 B56 Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, v. 220, 221. 
051 B64 Bookman, v. 64, 65. 

051 C33 Century, v. 112-114. 

051 F77 Forum, v. 76, 77. 

716 G16 Garden magazine and home builder, v. 44, 45. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 153, 154. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 60, 61. 

705 161 International studio, v. 85-87. 

020.5 P96 Libraries, v. 31. 

020.5 L61 Library journal, v. 51. 

051 L71 Littell's living age, v. 331, 332. 

266 M69 Missionary review of the world, v. 49. 

910.5 N21 National geographic magazine, v. 50, 51. 

052 N62 Nineteeth century, v. 100, 101. 

051 N81 North American review, v. 222, 223. 

051 094 Outlook, v. 144, 145. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 46, 47. 

051 S147 St. Nicholas, v. 53, pt. 2, 54, pt. 1. 

370.5 S35 School arts magazine, v. 26. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 135, 136. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 80. 

051 W89 World's work, v. 52-54. 

ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Fund) 

Adams, Evangeline. Bowl of heaven. 
*Baker, E. D. Kindergarten methods in the church 

school. 

Barton, Bruce. What can a man believe? 

Blanton, Smiley and' M. G. Child guidance. 

Briggs, LeB. R. ed. Religion and modern life. 

Brown, C. R. Making a minister. 

Brown, C. R. Where do you live? 

Brown, C. R. A working faith. 

Brown, W. A. Life of prayer in a world of science. 

Brown, William. Mind and personality. 
*Coster, Geraldine, Psychoanalysis for normal people. 

Davison, E. S. Forerunners of St. Francis. 

Descartes, Rene. Discourse on method. 

Ellis, W. T. Bible lands today. 

Fisher, Irving. Prohibition at its worst. 

133 



133.6 A21b 


268 B17k 


230 B28 


173 B61 


204 B76 


250 B81m 


204 B81w 


230 B81wo 


217 B81 


126 B81 


131 C82 


271.3 D29 


194 D45 


220.9 E47 


178 F53 



230 G38n 
232.9 G51j 
173 G91 

192 H13 
190 H67 

271.3 H97 

149 J71 

150 L47 

193 L53m 
238.1 M16 

268 M20 

248 M38 
793 M61 
296 M78 

192 M89 

193 N55b 
193 N5St 
193 N55w 
204 P51 
268 P87 
199 R118 
190 R15 

150 R15m 
173 R39 

193 S37p 
215 S55 
215 S611 

170 S63t 
173 D84 
193 S77 
252.08 S82 

184 T21 
150 T35s 
268 W58 



(Purchased 
370 A44 

379 A44 
370.1 B14e 

371.3 B14 

371.4 B43 

371.3 B81 

370.1 C36 
377 C38t 



Gilkey, C. W. New frontiers for faith. 

Glover, T. R. jesus of history. 

Groves, E. R. The drifting home. 

Haldane, R. B. H. Human experience. 

Hoffding, Harold. Brief history of modern philoso- 
phy. 

±iutton, Edward. Franciscans in England. 

Jones, R. M. New studies in mystical religion. 

Teary, JJ. B. That mind of yours. 

Leibniz, G. W. Monadology, etc. 

McFayden, Donald. Understanding the apostles' 

creed. 
*McKibben, F. M. Intermediate method in the church 

school. 

Masson, T. L. City of perfection. 

Miller, E. E. Dramatization of Bible stories. 
. Moore, G. F. Judaism. 2v. 

Muirhead, J. H. ed. Contemporary British phil- 
osophy. 2v. 

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Beyond good and evil. 

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus spake Zarathustra. 

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Will to power. 2v. 

Phelps, W. L. Adventures and confessions. 
*Powell, M. C. Junior method in the church school. 

Radhakrishman, S. Hindu view of life. 

Rand, Benjamin, comp. Modern classical philoso- 
phers. 

Randall, J. R. Making of the modern mind. 

Richardson, F. H. Parenthood and the newer psy- 
chology. 

Schopenhauer, Arthur. Studies in pessimism. 

Shipley, Maynard. War on modern science. 

Simpson, J. Y. Landmarks in the struggle ,between 

science and religion. 
*Slattery, Margaret. Two words. 

Drury, S. S. Fathers and sons. 

Stace, W. T. Philosophy of Hegel. 

Stelzle, Charles, ed. If I had only one sermon to 

preach. 

Taylor, A. E. Plato; the man and his work. 

Thomson, M. K. Springs of human action, 
*White, G. C. Teaching in the Sunday school. 

BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

chiefly from the Phillips Fund for Books for Teachers) 
Almack & Lang. Problems of the teaching pro- 
fession. 

Almack, J. C. The school board member. 
Bagley, W. C. Educative process. 
Bagley & Keith. Introduction to teaching. 
Bennett, C. A. History of manual and industrial 
education to 1870. 

Brownell & Wade. Teaching of science and the 
science teacher. 

Chapman & Counts. Principles of education. 
Charters, W. W. Teaching of ideals. 



134 



371.3 C38t Charters, W. W. Teaching the common branches. 

428 C59 Cleridennihg & Lower. Mastering Englisli. , . V 

3/0.1 C651 Coe, G. A. Law and freedom in the school. y " 

373 D29 Davis, CO. Junior high school education. 

372.8 D66 *Dodge & Kirchwey. Teaching of geography in ele- 

mentary schools. 

371.3 F871 Freeman, F. N. ed. Visual education. 

371.3 H14s Hall-Quest, A. L. Supervised study in the second- 

ary school. 

371 K45f Kilpatrick, W. H. Foundation of method. 

370 K45 Kilpatrick, W. H. Source book in the philosophy 

of education. . y ./.. 

371.3 M17 McGregor, A. L. Supervised study in English for 

junior high school grades. ' » 

372 M22 McMurry, F. M. Elementary school standards. 

370 M36 Martin, E. D. Meaning of a liberal education. - 

371.8 M57 Meyer, H. D. Handbook of extra-curricular ac- 

tivities in the small high school. 

371 M83 Morrison, H. C. Practice of teaching in the second- 

ary school. 

371.9 N63 Nitchie, E. B. Lip-reading. 

378 P27 Patton & Field. Eight o'clock chapel. 

370 S62 Sisson, E. O. Educating for freedom. 

371.3 S95 Sumner, S. C. Supervised study in mathematics and 

science. 

373 T36 Thomas-Tindal, E. V. Junior high school life. 

370.4 W67 Williams, J. H. Graphic methods in education. * 

745 W89 Worst, E. F. Industrial work for the middle grades. 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

323A58p Angell, Norman. The public mind. 

309 A74 Arneson, B. A. & others. Gateway to the social 

sciences. 
331.1 B53 Birdseye, C. F. Arbitration and business ethics. 

301 B66 Bougie, C. C. A. Evolution of values. 

029.5 B81 Brown, G. E. Indexing. 

338 C39y Chase & Schlink. Your money's worth. 

325 D29 Davis, J. J. Selective immigration. 

352 D58 Dilnot, George. Story of Scotland Yard. 

326 D75 Dowd, Jerome. Negro in American life. 

312 D85 *Dublin, L. I. Population problems in the United 

States and Canada. 
331 F29 Fay, C. N. Social justice. 

330 F81b Foster & Catchings. Business without a buyer. 
332.4 F81m *Foster & Catchings. Money. 

331 F81p *Foster & Catchings. Profits. 

332.1 G46 Glass, Carter. Adventure, in constructive finance. 

372 G91 Groves, E. R. Social problems of the family. 
320.1 H65 Hocking, W. E. Man and the state. 

658 J 12 Jackson, J. H. & others. Bookkeeping and business 

knowledge. 

327 K13 Kansas, Sidney. United States immigration and de- 

portation. . : ../" ■''.'• 

321 L36 *Lauck, W. ■ J. Political and industrial democracy, 

1776-1926. 

135 



336.2 M16 
380 M33 
336 M86 
380 M 17 
330 P84 
336 R48 
511 V36 
658 W25 

396 W87 



750 B26 
745 B73 
760 B/7 
927.8 B81m 
793 B95p 
721.8 B84 
759.1 C81 

759 E21 
784.1 F33m 

760 F44 

761 F63 
793 F75 

795 F81c 

749 G94 

758 H24 
759.5H73 
777 H78 
767 H86 
728 H86 
752 J 15 
759.8 L37 
743 L65 
716 M22 

759 M34 
759.5 M42 

759 M42 
745 M57 
780 082 
793 P69 
763 P72 
763 R34 

750 R37 
785 R91 

752 S24 
750 T42 
745 V43 

760 W43a 



599.5 A42 
598.13 Bll 



MacFadden, E. H. The next question. 
Marcosson, I. F. Caravans of commerce. 
Moulton & Pasvolsky. World war debt settlements. 
Nash, L. R. Economics of public utilities. 
*Post, L. F. Basic facts of economics. 
Ripley, W. Z. Main street and Wall street. 
Van Tuyl, G. H. Complete business arithmetic. 
Warren, Irene. Filing and indexing, with business 
procedure. 
Woodward, Helen. Through many windows. 

ART, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT 

Barnes, A. C. Art in painting. 
Branch, Zelda. How to decorate textiles. 
Brooks, A. M. From Holbein to Whistler. 
Brower, Harriette. Modern masters of the keyboard. 
Burt, E. R. Planning your party. 
*Byne & Stapley. Spanish ironwork. 
Cortissoz, Royal. American artists. 
Eddy, A. J. Cubists and post-impressionism. 
Fellowes, E. H. The English madrigal. 
Ficke, A. D. Chats on Japanese prints. 
Fletcher, F. M. Wood-block printing. 
*Ford, Henry. "Good morning"; old-fashioned 
dancing. 

Foster, R. F. Contract bridge. 

Guild, L. Van A. Geography of American antiques. 
Harrison, Birge. Landscape painting. 
Holmes, Sir Charles. Old masters and modern art. 2v. 
Horgan, S. H. Photo-engraving primer. 
Hubbard, E. H. On making and collecting etchings. 
Hubbell, L. E. ed. Book of little houses. 
Jacobs, Michel. Studv of color. 
Laurin, Carl & others. Scandinavian art. 
Linton, W. E. Drawing and construction of animals. 
McLean, F. T. & others. Gladiolus book. 
Marriott, Charles. Modern movements in painting. 
Mather, F. J. History of Italian painting. 
Mather, F. J. Modern painting. 
Meyer, F. S. Handbook of ornament. 
Osgood, H. O. So this is jazz. 
Playground association. Community drama. 
Plowman, G. T. Etching and other graphic arts. 
Rhodes, H. J. Art of lithography. 
Rich, A. W. Water colour painting. 
Russell, C. E. American orchestra and Theodore 
Thomas. 

Sargent, Walter. Enjoyment and use of color. 
Thurston, C. H. P. Art of looking at pictures. 
Varnum, W. H. Industrial arts design. 
Weitenkampf, Frank. Illustration of books. 

BOOKS ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

♦Alien, G. M. Whalebone whales of New England. 
*Babcock, H. L. Turtles of New England. 



136 



575 B75 


590 C54 


572 D64 


529.7 D92 


598.2 H25 


590 H78a 


660 H83 


582 129 


598.1 K75 


550 L51 


550 M62 


598.2 M65 


581.6 P32 


639 T72 


575 W21 


504 W21 


575 W63f 


575 W63n 


677 B24 


621.9 B27 


621 C46 


641 C69 


629.1 C76 


667 C78 


621.3 C87 


621.1 C87sa 


621.3 C87w 


656 D22 


694 D291 


677 F83 


621.1 G26s 


621.1 G62 


656 H71 


621.3 H83 


620 161 


621.3 J26 


621.2 K58 


620 K63 


613.7 K78 


613.7 L66 


654 M23 


621 M34 


665.5 M72 


699 P27 


655 P75 


607 R39 


643 R72f 


621.1 S53b 


621.1 S53e 


621 T82 



*Brewster, E. T. Creation. 

Clark, A. H. Animals of sea and land. 

Dixon, R. B. Racial history of mankind. 

Dunne J. W. An experiment with time. 

Hartley, G. I. Importance of bird life. 

Hornaday, W. T. American natural history. 

Howe, H. E. Chemistry in the world's work. 

Illick, J. S. Common trees of Massachusetts. 
*Knobel, Edward. Turtles, snakes, frogs, etc. of New 

England. 
*Lee, W. T. Stories in stone. 

Mills, E. A. Romance of geology. 

Miner, Jack. Jack Miner and the birds. 

Peattie, D. C. Cargoes and harvests. 

Tressler, D. K. Marine biology. 
*Ward, Henshaw. Evolution for John Doe. 

Ward, Henshaw. Exploring the universe. 
*Wiggam, A. E. Fruit of the family tree. 

Wiggam, A. E. Next age of man. 

MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

Barker, A. F. Textiles. 

Barritt, J. W. Care and operation of machine tools. 
Christman, J. M. Shop mathematics. 
Collins, J. H. Story of canned foods. 
Consoliver, E. L. Automotive electricity, 
cooper, F. J. Textile chemistry. 
Croit, Terrill. Electrical machinery. 
Croft, Terrill. Steam power plant auxiliaries. 
Croft, Terrill. Wiring for light and power. 
Daniel, Hawthorne. Ships of the seven seas. 
Davis, C. ,G. Ship model builder's assistant. 
Fox, T. W. Mechanism of weaving. 
Gebhardt, G. F. Steam power plant engineering. 
Goodman, John. Mechanics applied to engineering. 
Holland, R. S. Historic ships. 
*Howell & Schroeder. History of the incandescent 
lamp. 

International correspondence school. Civil engineer's 
handbook. 

Jansky & Wood. Elements of storage batteries. 
King & Wisler. Hydraulic engineering. 
Kirby, R. S. Elements of specification writing. 
Knudsen, K. A. Textbook of gymnastics. 
Lippitt L. C. Manual of corrective gymnastics. 
McNamee & Anderson. You're on the air. 
Marks, L. S. Mechanical engineer's handbook. 
Mohr, Anton. The oil war. 
Patterson, H. W. Small boat building. 
Polk, R. W. Practice of printing. 
Richards, C. R. Art in industry. 
Rose, M. F. Foundations of nutrition. 
Shealy, E. M. Steam boilers. 
Shealy, E. M. Steam engines. 
Tully & Hobart. Handbook, steam and electrical. 3v. 



137 



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672 W15 



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821 C75f 
8U8.9 C59 
808.9 C83 
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822 G13e 
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822 G82f 

808.1 H14 
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808.5 L41 

880.9 L76 
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822 M61k 
822.33 N31 
821 R56t 
821 R91 

809.2 S79 

821 S83 
824 T17 
809 Wllw 
821.08 W16 



919.9 A)52 
915 B38p 

916.7 B72c 
914.21 C36 
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914.2 D52 
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915.69 F78 
910 H15g 
917.42 H23 

914.2 H25f 

914.2 H25s 

910.4 112 
914.2 145 
915.4 M45 

917.8 N44 
915.4 N68 



Waite, J. H. Saving eyesight after middle life. 
Walker, J. B. Steel industry and trade. 

LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

Barrie, Sir J. M. What every woman knows. 
Brown, A .F. Heart of New England. 
Cohen, H. L. ed. More one-act plays. 
Conklmg, G. H. Flying fish. 
*Copeland, C. T. The Copeland reader. 
Couch, Sir A. Q. ed. Oxiord book of English prose. 
Cunliffe, J. W. Modern English playwrights. 
*Erskine, John. Literary discipline. 
Galsworthy, John. Escape. 
Goodrich & Palmer. Caponsacchi. 
Graham, Stephen. Gentle art of tramping. 
Green, Paul. The field god; and In Abraham's 
bosom. 

Hall, H. J. ed. Types of poetry. 
*Kaufman, G. S. Butter and egg man. 
Law, F. H. How to write and how to deliver an 
oration. 

Livingston, W. W. Pageant of Greece. 
McCann, Rebecca. Cheerful cherub. 
Millay, E. St. V. King's henchman. 
Neilson & Thorndike. Facts about Shakespeare. 
Robinson, E. A. Tristram. 
Russell, G. W. Collected poems. 

Stauffer, R. M. Progress of drama through the cen- 
turies. 

Stephens, James. Collected poems. 
Tarkington, Booth. Looking forward, and others. 
Waddell, Helen. The wandering scholars. 
Walsh, Thomas, com. Catholic anthology. 

DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

Amundsen, Roald. My life as an explorer. 

Beebe, William. Pheasant jungles. 

Bradley, M. H. Caravans and cannibals. 

Chancellor, E. B. London of Thackeray. 

Crane, Mannin. Yarns from a wind-jammer. 

Dexter, Walter. England of Dickens. 

Doughty, C. M. Travels in Arabia deserta. 

Fosdick, H. E. Pilgrimage to Palestine. 

Halliburton, Richard. Glorious adventure. 

Harrington, K. P. Walks and climbs in the White 

Mountains. 

Hartley, & Elliott. Life and work of the people of 

England ; fifteenth century. 

Hartley & Elliott. Life and work of the people ot 

England ; sixteenth century. 

Ibanez, I. B. Novelist's tour of the world. 

Inge, W. R. England. 

Mayo, Katherine. Mother India. 

Newell, D. M. Cougars and cowboys. 

Noel, John. Story of Everest. 



138 



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318 S72 

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917.3 V28 

919.8 W14 

910.4 W46 



920 A12 
92 A569 
92C286 
92A899 

92 L539 
92 M771 
92 B934 
92 B935 
92 C351 
92 D634c 
92 D189 
92 S714 
92 R121 
92 C379 
92E12 
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92 B846f 
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92 H174 

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92 E258 1 
92 L641 
92 B440 1 
92 L545 lu 
92 N161 lu 
923.5 M44 

923 M66 
92 G458tno 



Quick, Herbert, and Edward. Mississippi steam- 

boatin'. 

South American handbook, 1927. 

Streeter, D. W. Denatured Africa. 

Van de Water, F. F. Family flivvers to Frisco. 

Waldo, Fullerton. Saga of a supercargo. 

Wells, Linton. Around the world in 28 days. 

BIOGRAPHY 

Abbott, L. F. Twelve great modernists. 

Andrews, M. M. Memoirs of a poor relation. 

Anthony, Katherine. Catherine the Great. 

Asbury, Herbert. A Methodist saint; lite of Bishop 

Asbury. 

Baker, C. H. C. Lely and Kneller. 

Bradford, Gamaliel. D. L. Moody. 

Burnett, Vivian. The romantick lady. 

Burney, F. A. A great-niece's journal, 1830-1842. 

Chaliapine, F. I. Chapters from my life. 

Clarke, Sir Edward. Benjamin Disraeli. 

Damrosch, Walter. My musical life. 
*De Berute & others. Sorolla Y Bastida. 2v. 

Dibdin, E. R. Raeburn. 

Drinkwater, John. Mr. Charles, king of England. 

Eames, Emma. Some memories and reflections. 
* Evans, R. C. Rosalie Evans letters from Mexico. 

Fallows, A. K. Everybody's bishop; life of Rt. 
Rev. Samuel Fallows. 
Fisher, H. A. L. James Bryce. 2v. 
Gardiner, A. G. Portraits and portents. 
*Gilman, B. I. Gregorio Fernandez. 
Halidah Adib, khanum. Memoirs. 
Hapgood & Moskowitz. Up from the city streets; 
life of Alfrel Smith. 
Hartzog, H. S. Triumphs of medicine. 
Henderson, B. L. K. Morland and Ibbetson. 
Henderson, B. L. K. Romney. 
Hirst, F. W. Life and letters of Thomas Jefferson. 
Hodgkin, L. V. A Quaker saint of Cornwall. 
Holweck, F. G. comp. Biographical dictionary of 
the saints. 

Horn, A. A. pseud. Trader Horn. 
Howe, M. A. DeW. Causes and their champions. 
Jensen, C. C. An American saga. 
Tohn, C. H. S. Bartolozzi and other foreign mem- 
bers of the Royal Academy. 
Lee, Sir Sidney. King Edward VII. v. 1. 
Lindbergh, C. A. "We." 

Lubbock, Percy, ed. Diary of A. C. Benson. 
Ludwig, Emil. Bismarck. 
Ludwig, Emil. Napoleon. 

Maurice, Sir Frederick. Statesmen and soldiers of 
the Civil war. 

Mi'nnegerode, Meade. Certain rich men. 
Morley, John. Life of W. E. Gladstone. 



139 



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Morrow, H. W. Father of "Little Women." 
Peabody, F. G. Reminiscences of present-day saints 
*Penney, C. L. Gongora Y Argote. 
Perry, Bliss. Heart of Emerson's journals. 
Quigley, Jane. Prout and Roberts. 
Koe, F. G. David Cox. 
Rourke, C. M. Trumpets of jubilee. 
Rutter, Frank. Wilson and Farington. 
Sadleir, Michael. Anthony Trollope. 
Short, E. H. Watts. 
Smith, S. C. K. Cotman. 
Crome. 
Wright of Derby. 
Reminiscences of 



Smith, S. C. K. 

Smith & Bemrose 

Spedding, C. T 

travellers. 

Stelzle, Charles. Son of the bowery. 

Stokes, Hugh. Thomas Gainsborough 



transatlantic 



Symons, Arthur, 
Thomas, Lowell 
Trowbridge, W. 
Van Dyke, Paul. 
Vaughan, V. C. 
Whyte, Frederic 



Eleanor Duse. 
Count Lucknor, the sea devil. 
R. H. Queen Alexandra. 
Ignatius Loyola. 
A doctor's memories. 
Life of W. T. Stead. 2 v. 



964 All 



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951.9 166 


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973.9 S75 


974.71 V23 


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940.91 W19 


945 Y85 



HISTORY 

Aage, prince of Denmark. Royal adventurer in the 
foreign legion. 

Beard, C. A. & M. R. Rise of American civiliza- 
tion. 2v. 

Browne, Lewis. Stranger than fiction; history of 
the Jews. 

Davis, W. S. Europe since Waterloo. 
Fay, Bernard. Revolutionary spirit in France and 
America. 

Hurley, E. N. Bridge to France. 
♦Ireland, Alleyne. The new Korea. 
Lawrence, T. E. Revolt in the desert. 
Longstreth, T. M. The silent force. 
Magoffin, S. S. Down the Santa Fe trail. 
Quennell, Marjorie, & C. H. B. Everyday life in 
Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman times. 
Robinson, J. H. Ordeal of civilization. 
Sullivan, Mark. Our times, v.2. 
Valentine's manual of old New York. 
Van Loon, Hendrik. America. 
War birds ; diary of an unknown aviator. 
Young, G. F. The Medici. 2v. 



Adams, Herbert. 
Ashmun, Margaret. 
Bailey, Temple. 
Balfour, Hearnden. 
Bassett, S. W. 



FICTION 

The crooked lip. 

Pa, the head of the family. 

Wallflowers. 

Gentleman from Texas. 

Green dolphin. 

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Beeding, Francis. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Biggers, E. D. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Boyd. James. 
Braley, Berton. 
Bromfield, Louis. 
Brown, Alice. 
Buchan, John. 
Buchan, John. 
Burt, Struthers. 
Byrne, Donn. 
Cather, Willa. 
Chase, M. E. 
Cleugh, Sophie. 
Connington, J. J. 

Connolly, J. B. 

Cooke, G. M. 

Crofts, F. W. 

Curwood, J. O. 

Cushman, C. F. 

Deeping, Warwick. 

Deeping, Warwick. 

De la Roche, Mazo. 

Diver, Maud. 

Dodd, Catherine. 

Douglas, O. E. 

Doyle, Sir A. C. 

Edgington, May. 

Erskine, John. 

Ertz, Susan. 

Evarts, H. G. 

Ferber, Edna. 

Fletcher, T. S. 

Fletcher, J. S. 

Fletcher, T. S. 

Fletcher, J. S. 

Freeman, R. A. 

Freeman, R. A. 

Gibbs, George 

Gibbs, J. P. 

Goodwin, John. 

Gray, C. W. ed. 

Grey, Zane. 

Grey, Zane. 

Hale, L. C. 

Hamilton, Patrick. 

Hannay, J. O. 
Hannay, J. O. 
Heller, Frank. 
Howarth, H. H. 
Hull, Helen. 
Jacobs, W. W. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 



*Hidden kingdom. 
Lord Raingo. 

Woman who stole everything. 
Chinese parrot. 
Dark road. 

Ghost of Hemlock canyon. 
Marching on. 
Delia demonstrates. 
A good woman. 
Dear old Templeton. 
The dancing floor. 
Witchwood. 
Delectable mountains. 
Brother Saul. 

Death comes for the archbishop. 
Uplands. 
Jeanne Margot. 
Murder in the maze. 
Coaster captain. 
Man behind the mask. 
Starvel hollow tragedy. 
Black hunter. 
The new poor. 
Doomsday. 
Kitty. 
Jalna. 

But yesterday. 
Three Silences. 
The proper place. 
Case book of Sherlock Holmes. 
*Triumph. 
Adam and Eve. 
Wind of complication. 

Moccasin telegraph. 

Mother knows best. 
*Bartenstein mystery. 

Hardican's hollow. 
*Missing chancellor. 
*Mortover Grange affair. 

Cat's eye. 

Magic casket. 

Castle Rock mystery. 

Portia marries. 

The avenger. 

Real dogs. 

Forlorn river. 

Under the Tonto rim. 

Canal boat fracas. 

Craven House. 

Gold, gore and Gehenna. 

Smuggler's cave. 
*Lead me into temptation. 
*Behind the fog. 

Islanders. 

Sea whispers. 

Black butterflies. 

141 



Kauffman, R. W. 
Kendall, Oswald. 
King, Basil. 
Kyne, P. B. 
Kyne, P. B. 
Lagerlof, Selma. 
Lehmann, Rosamond. 
Lincoln, J. C. 
Locke, W. J. 
Lutz, G. L. H. 
McCutcheon, G. B. 
MacDonald, Marcia. 
Mclntyre, J. T. 
MacKay, Isabel. 
Marsh, C. F. 
Marshall, Archibald. 
Marshall, Edison. 
Martin, H. R. 
Mason, A. E. W. 
Mearns, Hughes. 
Meeker, Ezra. 
Miln, L. J. 
Montague, C. E. 
Montgomery, L. M. 
Morrow. H. W. 
Muir, Augustus. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Ostenso, Martha. 
Pertwee, Roland. 
Phillpotts, Eden. 
Poole, Ernest. 
Pryde, Anthonv 
Parmenter C. W. 
Parrish, Anne. 
Payne, E. S. 
^eel, Doris. 
*Vout" O H. 
Richmond. G. L. S. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Rolvaag. O. E. 
Sachs, Emanie. 
Sedgwick, A. D. 
Snaith, J. C. 
Spearman, F. H. 
Stern. G. B. 
Stockley, Cvnthia. 
Street, Ada fr Tulian. 
Tarkington. Booth. 
Thaver, Lee. 
Vachell, H. A. 
Van Dine, S. S. pseud. 
Van Doren, Carl. 



*Man of little faith. 

Missing island. 

Spreading dawn. 
♦Pride of Palomar. 

They also serve. 

Charlotte Lowenskold. 

Dusty answer. 

Aristocratic Miss Brewster. 
♦Lengthened shadow. 
♦Job's niece. 

Inn of the hawk and raven. 

Honor girl. 

Shot towers. 

Blencarrow. 

Four post bed. 

That island. 

The deadfall. 

Sylvia of the minute. 

No other tiger. 

Lions in the way. 

Kate Mulhall. 

Tn a Yun-nan courtyard. 

Right off the map. 

Emily's auest. 

Forever free. 

The ace of danger. 

Barberrv bush. 

Sea gull. 

Interloper. 
♦Miss Brown of X. Y. O. 

Mad Carews. 

Gentlemen march. 

The jury. 

Silent storms. 

Son of the house. 

Unknown port. 

To-morrow morning. 

Hearthstones. 

Children of the wind. 

Conflict. 

Lights up. 

Lost *cstasy. 

Tish plavs the game. 

Giants of the earth. 

Red damask. 

The old countess. 

The hoop. 

Flambeau Jim. 

A deputy was king. 

The claw. 

Tides. 

The plutocrat. 

Alias Dr. Ely. 

Woman in exile. 

Canary murder case. 

Ninth wave. 



142 



Van Dyke, Henry. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Walsh, Maurice. 
Warmington, G. R. 
Webster, H. K. 
Westcott, Glenway. 
Weston, George. 
Wharton, Edith. 
Widdemer, Margaret. 
Winsor, G. McL. 
Wodenhouse, P. G. 
Yates, Dornford. 
Young, E. H. 
Young, F. B. 



821.08 A21 
398.4 A22b 
398.2 B15a 
973 B15 
398.4 B17 1 
398.4 B47 
398.4 C46w 
821.08 C55 
398.4 C71 
292 C72 

292 C71i 
656 E14 
398.4 E42 1 
808 F83 
821 F99fa 
808 G91o 
808 G91s 
808 Hlla 
808Hlls 
92 S82 

398.4 H81 
398.4 T23 
398.4 L98 
M7.Z M54 
821 M63n 
636 M69 
Q70.1 M76 

970.1 M77n 

917.8 N94 

634.9 P12s 
821 P93 
919.8 P98 

398.2 S83r 
398.4 S866p 



Golden key. 
♦Captains of souls. 
*A king by night. 

Jeremy at Crale. 

Key above the door. 
*King of dreams. 

The Corbin necklace. 

The grandmothers. 

The horse shoe nails. 

Twilight sleep. 

More than wife. 

Vanishing men. 

A damsel in distress. 

Blind corner. 

The Mallets. 

The red knight. 

JUNIOR NON-FICTION 



Adams & McCarrick. Highways and holidays. 

Addington, Sarah. Boy who lived in Pudding Lane 
*Bailey, C. S. Once upon a time animal stories. 

Bailey, C. S. Untold history stories. 

Baker, Margaret. Lost merbaby. 
*Bianco, M. W. Poor Cecco. 

Chrisman, A. B. Wind that wouldn't blow. 

Clarke, F. E. comp. Poetry's plea for animals. 

Coloma, P: L. Perez the mouse. 

Colum, Padraic. Adventures of Odysseus and the 

Tale of Troy. 
*Colum, Padraic. Tsland of the mighty. -■-."■/ •'.•• 

Eaton, Jeanette. Story of transportation. 
*F,Hot, E. C. Little house in the fairy wood. 

Fox, F. C. Indian primer. 
*Fyleman. Rose. Fairies and friends. 

Grover, E. O. Overall boys. 

Grover, E. O. Sunbonnet babies' primer. 

Haaren, T. H. Rhymes and fables. 

TTaaren, T. H. Sones and stories. 
*Hammond, J. W. Magician of science ; C. P. Stein- 

metz. 
*Housmau, Laurence. Puss-in-boots. 

Tames, Ahlee. Tewa firelight tales. 

Lvnch, M. D. Magic clothespins. 

M^riweather, Susan. Storv of the telephone. 

Milne, A. A. Now we are six. 
*Mitchell. L. S Horses now and long ago. 

Moon, Carl. Flaming arrow. 

Moon, Grace. Nadita. 
*Nusbaum, Dene. Deric in Mesa Verde. 

"Pack, C. L. School of forestry. 

"Price, E. B. Four winds. 

Putman, D. P. David eroes to Baffin Land. 

Sterling, Sara. Robin Hood and his merry men. 

Stockton, F. R. Poor count's Christmas. 



143 



590 S86 
92L43 
656 V33 
637 W33 
633 W33 
600 W85 
92 M368 



Stoddart, J. E. T. Our friends at the Zoo. 

Thomas, Lowell. Boys' life of Colonel Lawrence. 

Van Metre, T. W. Trains, tracks and travel. 

Watson, Elizabeth. Story of milk. 

Watson, Elizabeth. Story of bread. 
*Wood & Carpenter. Our environment. 
*Yonge, C. M. Unknown to history. 



Adams, Katherine. 
Ashmun. Margaret. 
Bianco, M. W. 
Brooks, W. R. 
Buchan, John. 
Clark, Margery. 
Curtis, A. T. 
Curtis, A. T. 
Dixon, Royal. 
Finger, C. J. 
Forbes, H. C. 
Forbes, H. C. 
Fuess, C. M. 
Fyleman, Rose. 
Hooker, F. C. 
Heward, Constance. 
Heward, Constance. 
Tames, Will. 
Tordan, C. B. 
Kaler, J. O. 
Knine, A. B. & A. 
Lefevre, Felicite. 
Lofting, Hugh. 
Lustig, Sonia. 
McNeil, Everett. 
Meisrs, Cornelia. 
Merriam, L. F. 
Miller, E. C. 
Mukerji, D. G. 
Orton, H. F. 
Orton, H. F. 
Orton, H. F. 
Perkins,, L. F. 
Phillips, E. C 
Price, E. B. 
Price, E. B. 
Singmaster, Elsie. 
Skinner, C. L. 
Smith. N. A. 
Snedeker, C. D. 
Snedeker, C. D. 
Stone, K. P. 
Verne, Jules. 
Yonge, C. M. 



JUNIOR STORIES 

Midwinter. 

Mother's away. 
*Skin horse. 

To and again. 
*Prester John. 

Poppy seed cakes. 

Little maid of Philadelphia. 

Little maid of Vermont. 

Forest friends. 

Spreading stain. 

Araminta. 

Mary and Marcia, partners. 

Peter had courage. 

Katy Kruse dolly book. 

Cricket. 

Ameliar Anne and the green umbrella. 

Twins and Tabiffa. 
*Smoky. 

Tuckawav house. 
*Raising the Pearl. 

Treasure trove. 

Cock, the mouse and the little red hen. 

Doctor Dolittle's garden. 

Roses of the winds. 

For the glory of France. 

The trade wind. 
*Tennv's bird house. 

Children of the mountain eagle. 

Gav-neck, the story of a pigeon. 

Little lost nigs. 

Prancing Pat. 

Prince and Rover. 

Pioneer twins. 

Popover family. 

Garth, able seaman. 

Ship of dreams. 

Emmeline. 

Tiger who walks alone. 

A truly little girl. 

Downright Dencey. 

Theras and his town. 

Four-year old's story book. 

Michael Strogoff. 
*Dove in the eagle's nest. 



144 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL 

REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 
OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND THIRTY- 
FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 1927 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

SMITH & COUTTS CO. 
1928 



REPORT OF 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



To the Citizens of the Town of Andover, Mass: 

In making our report this year, we are departing somewhat 
from the usual custom of a lenghty report where much of the 
information presented is also embodied in the superintendent's 
report. The report of the superintendent is of such nature that 
detail concerning work performed is well outlined. We have , 
accepted his report in its entirety. 

There are, however, some matters we would respectfully call 
to your attention, one of which is the reconstruction of Main 
St. Much has been done to realize this improvement as part of 
1928 program without results. The main reason for not being 
able to report satisfactory progress on this needed improvement 
is the lack of parties involved to come to a common agreement as 
to their proportionate share of the cost. It seems good judgment 
to postpone any activity on this matter until the town is assured 
of the proper financial assistance from all parties concerned. It 
is our hope that next year we may come to you with a recommend- 
ation for your approval to start this work. 

You will note an article in the warrant for an appropriation 
for the betterment of River Road, the cost to be borne jointly 
with the County and State. This is in line with our policy 
to enlist State and County assistance where possible in the re- 
construction of your through roads. 

We have again recommended the reconstruction of High St., 
believing this parallel highway with Main St. should be placed 
in a condition to care for its share of the north bound travel, 
further, its yearly maintenance cost is increasing to such a figure 
that you are now paying quite a sizable sum with no definite goal 
of permanency. 

The relative operating forces of your Water System are in 



satisfactory condition considering their period of service. The 
steam pump at the Pond station has been overhauled, and we 
respectfully call your attention to the pumping cost (shown in 
the superintendent's report) from which you will note greater 
efficiency with a marked saving in operating cost. However, this 
unit has been in constant operation since September 1895, and will 
probably have to be replaced in the not too far distant future. 

One water extention and a betterment to the service has been 
recommended this year. This is in accordance with our policy 
to gradually improve and extend your water system each year, 
as the changes seem to appear most wise. 

In reporting the further development of your playstead, the 
following report will give you the progress made last year. 

Board of Public Works, 

Andover, Massachusetts. 
Gentlemen : 

We respectfully submit herewith our report covering the work 
which has been done under our direction during the past season 
on the Andover playstead. 

The appropriation of $15,000.00 at the last annual town meet- 
ing made it possible for your Board to continue with the work 
which was started last year and operations therefore were com- 
menced as early in the spring as conditions would permit. 

The excellent results obtained last year by employing the town 
forces warranted a continuation of this practice and the work 
accordingly was conducted in this manner under the personal 
direction of your Superintendent, Mr. Cole. 

The system of underdrains previously laid operated with such 
satisfactory results that it permitted the salvage of a much 
larger quantity of loam than had been anticipated. This made it 
possible to reduce somewhat the quantity of loam which other- 
wise it would have been necessary to purchase, and also furnished 
a more satisfactory soil of greater fertility. 

After the loam was removed, the field was brought to sub- 
grade utilizing so far as possible such mterial as was suitable 
from within the playstead area. In the lower portions of the 



field, however, it was found desirable to use for filling a material 
with high leaching properties and a large quantity of sandy 
gravel was brought in for this purpose. Although the gravel 
increased the cost of the work, the benefit derived amply justified 
its use. 

It was at first intended to prepare the field for early spring 
seeding and arrangements were made accordingly. It soon de- 
veloped, however, that while conditions were favorable for grow- 
ing grass, they were likewise favorable for weeds and the early 
indications were that a bountiful weed crop could be expected. 
In view of this prospect it was decided to allow the weed seed to 
germinate, then remove the weeds and follow up with the grass 
seed. This program worked satisfactorily and has resulted in 
obtaining a practically weedless sod. 

The original playstead area of some seven acres in extent has 
now been drained, graded and seeded. The football field and the 
baseball diamond are completed and the cinder track will be ready 
for use in the spring, with a little touching up in places. There 
has been expended on the playstead from this year's funds a 
total of $14,985.61. 



ft }> 



Yours Respectfully, 

MORSE & DICKINSON 
(signed) D. H. Dickinson 

To still carry on the work started, it seems necessary to place 
the area back of the schools in a more presentable condition. 
We have secured a plan for this work and presented same to the 
School Committee, who have given their endorsement. The plan 
simply covers grading and draining to meet the improvements 
now made at the playstead. We also recommend the erection of 
bleachers, and a suitable wire fence to enclose the playstead, to 
insure protection against possible travel across it. 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 

We show below a report of your Water and Sinking Funds 

Water Sinking Fund 

Cr. 
Balance January 1, 1927 $5834.61 

Interest on Deposit 236.88 



To redeem Water Bonds, due 1928 


5000.00 




Balance January 1, 1928 






$6071. 


Dr. 








Andover National Bank, Book No. 3 






$6071. 


To redeem Sewer Bonds, due 1928 






$30000. 


Cr. 








Balance January 1, 1927 


$29458. 


53 




Interest on Deposit 


1196. 


12 








Balance January 1, 1928 $30654. 61 

Dr. 
Andover National Bank, Book No. 2 $30654.6^ 

You will note the remaining indebtedness on these funds 
come due this year with ample money provided to meet them. 

C Signed 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
T. E. RHODES 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 
WALTER I. MORSE 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Board of Public Work* 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works : 
Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit my reports of the different departments 
for the year ending December 31, 1927. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

During the year 1927 there have been added to our main water 
pipe lines 4134 feet of 6-inch C. I. pipe at a cost of $2.24 per 
foot. There have also been added eight hydrants and eleven 
gates. This work was done under special articles and is listed 
in a table at the end of the report. 

At the Haggetts Pond station 300,642,752 gallons of water 
have been pumped during 1927, making a daily average of 823- 
679 gallons. The steam pump was in operation 3830 hours and 
the electric pump 674 hours, making the average daily run 12 
hours and 20 minutes. On June 25, 1,281,840 gallons were 
pumped which was the greatest amount pumped in a single day 
during 1927, and the best week was that of June 19, when 
7,386,753 gallons were pumped. The running time of pumping 
has been reduced and the amount of oil used has been cut down 
considerably due to the overhauling of the pump and the ex- 
cellent care that has been given the plant by our Engineer, Mr. 
Howard E. Pillsbury. The electric pump on Bancroft Road 
continues to give excellent service. The running time of this 
pump shows a small increase due to additional buildings at the 
Academy. 

The heating system in the Engineer's house at Haggetts 
Pond has been connected with the station. The grounds around 



the pumping station have had more filling and loam added, and 
it is expected that 1928 will see the completion of the grounds 
and also some additional trees set out. 

I would recommend for maintenance for 1928, $30,000.00 
(same as last year) to be divided. as follows : 



Salaries and labor 


$17000.00 


300 tons of coal 


2500.00 


Engine and cylinder oil 


500.00 


Power No. 1 and No. 2 stations 


6000.00 


Truck and car 


700.00 


Steam Plant and Boilers 


3300.00 


Work around grounds 


1000.00 



Total $30000.00 

Service Pipe and Construction 

The number of applications in 1927 was 70, making a total 
of 2338. 

Services in use January 1, 1927, 2137; put in during 1927, 
70, 2207 in use January 1, 1927. 

Meters in use January 1, 1927, 2011 ; meters set during 1927, 
70, 2081 in use January 1, 1928. 

During the year there have been laid on private property 
3134 feet of service pipe and 1490 feet on Town property. 

During 1927 several services have been relaid and many ser- 
vices have been cleaned. The life of a service pipe is limited 
and the time has now arrived when the usefulness of many is 
at an end, therefore this work is rapidly increasing. Whenever 
a new permanent road is built, the house services are renewed 
from the main pipe to the house. 

I would recommend for construction for 1928 $12,000.00 
to be divided as follows: 

8 



Labor and salaries 

50 Meters 

Brass Goods 

Service pipe (all sizes) 

Work on Haverhill Street 





$6000.00 




600.00 




900.00 





1500.00 


treet 


2000.00 




$12000.00 


Special Work 





I would recommend the following: 

That the work of laying the water main on Lowell Street be 
completed, at a cost of $9000.00. 

That the present dead end on Stinson Street be connected 
with the main line on Salem Street, at a cost of $2000.00. 

The above work would require 2200 feet of 8-inch pipe and 
3000 feet of 6-inch pipe, also the necessary gates and hydrants. 

Appropriation March, 1927 

Water Department, Maintenance $30000.00 

Water Department, Construction 10000.00 



Total $40000.00 

Approved Bills 39988.11 



Balance $11.89 

Special Article Water Extensions 

River Road $5000.00 

Juliette Street 3711.65 

Dufton Road 1200.00 



Total $9911.65 

Approved Bills 9247.13 

Balance $664.52 



Receipts 

Water Department $38711.37 

Construction 4027. 14 

Paid to Town Treasurer: 
Water Rates $38711.37 

Construction 4027.14 



$42738.51 $42738.51 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

I would recommend for Sewer maintenance $5000.00. Our 
sewage system has given practically no trouble this year. This 
is remarkable considering the number of miles of pipe. 
Appropriation March, 1927 $5000.00 

Approved bills 4981.99 



Balance $18.01 

House Connections 

Nineteen applications have been filed for service during 1927, 
making a total of 1029 in use January 1, 1928. 

Outfall Sewer 

On hand January 1, 1927 $6019.16 

Approved bills 2748.25 

Balance $3720.91 



10 



SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Designation 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 571.65 


Telemeters 








2290.15 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$ 9247.13 




$ 9247.13 


339526.99 


Service Pipe 


9998.39 




9998.39 


S33S7.37 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


^Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoir 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 


"• 






1739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








47933.54 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Maintenance 


29989.72 




29989.72 




Totals 


$49235.24 




$49235.24 


$527694.14 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Lost to Abutter 
Lost to Town 

Totals 



71776 ft. 



71776 ft. 



$140508.93 
352330.30 



$492839.23 



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HIGHWAYS, PARKS AND PLAYSTEAD 



To the Board of Public Works. 
Gentlemen : — 

I submit for your approval the fifteenth annual report of the 
Highway Department, ending December 31, 1927. 

From January 1, 1927 to April 1, the major portion of the 
work was the handling of snow and the sanding of sidewalks. 
Beginning April 1, the streets were cleaned and patched. The 
patching continued throughout the year and approximately 400 
tons of patching material were used. The patching of streets 
is becoming a large factor in our maintenance work and we are 
very much in need of a small truck to take care of this work, 
and also for the sanding of streets and sidewalks in winter. 

During 1927, 549 loads of ashes were placed on the follow- 
ing streets ; Walnut Avenue, Carmel Road, Highland Road, 
Bailey Road, Osgood Street, Love joy Road, Upland Road, Holt 
Street, Sunset Rock Road and Ballardvale Road, Haggetts Pond 
Road, Flint Court, River Street, and Wildwood Road. Many 
loads of gravel and ashes were also used on country roads to 
take care of bad places. On May 3, we began with the steam 
roller to scarify and shape up several roads, including Upland 
Road, Love joy Road and Osgood Street. Some of the cinder 
roads after being scarified and rolled were covered with an inch 
of gravel, rolled again, then covered with 45%, then a* 60% 
asphalt solution. Osgood Street is a good example of the results 
of this treatment. After these roads receive another 60% 
asphalt treatment and are sanded, they will be in good condition 
and will last a long time with light travel. 

Several old stone culverts on Osgood Street had broken in 
and these were replaced with corrugated iron culverts. 

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New work started on Monday, July 25, and the following 
work was done: 2301 sq. yds. of bituminous road on Chestnut 
Street at a cost of $1.51 per sq. yd.; 1441 sq. yds. of bituminous 
road on Barnard Street, at a cost of $1.54 per sq. yd.; 2836 
sq. yds. near the B & M station at a cost of $1.45 per sq. yd. 
The Boston & Maine R. R. very kindly contributed $1050.00 
towards the cost of the work near the station. This work also 
included the setting of curbing and the resurfacing of the side- 
walk at a cost of $882.96. 

Curbing was set on both sides of Harding Street from the 
R. R. bridge to Main Street, and tar sidewalks were built. A 
gravel road was built with one coat of 45% asphalt which will 
require another sanded coating in 1928. The cost of this work 
was $2939.23. 

The heavy rains during the summer made Corbett Street im- 
passable. This street was filled in, shaped up, rolled and given 
a coat of 45% asphalt. The cost of this work was $475.00. Mag- 
nolia Avenue was filled in with gravel, rolled and given a coat 
of asphalt at a cost of $1045.95. Work similar to the above 
has been done in many places including School Street and Burn- 
ham Road. The cost was all charged to maintenance. 

Considerable work has been done on High Street. It has been 
scarified, patched, rolled and oiled, but is still in a deplorable 
condition due to the heavy traffic that it has to take care of. 
Seven hundred and twenty-five dollars have been spent on High 
Street and there is nothing to show for it. A bituminous road 
should be built on this street from Harding Street to the No. 
Andover line during 1928. 

Sidewalk work has been done on the following streets during 
1927 : Whittier Street, Bartlet Street, Barnard Street, Elm Street, 
Maple Avenue, Park Street, Central Street, Chestnut Street, 
near B j& M depot, and Harding Street. It was necessary to 
renew several blocks on the cement sidewalks in Shawsheen 
Village. 

The snowfall for 1927 is as follows: — January, 17.75 inches, 
February, 31.75 inches, March, 2.00 inches, April, .50 inches, 
November, .25 inches, December, 3.00 inches, making a total 
of 55.25 inches. 

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I would recommend for Highway maintenance for 1928, 
$50,000.00 to be divided as follows: 



Labor, team, and truck hire 


$20000.00 


Tarvia, oil, and asphalt 


9000.00 


Gravel, ashes and patching material 


8000.00 


Scarifying and scraping country roads 


5500.00 


Keeping double team 


800.00 


One truck, one car 


600.00 


Catch basins and drains 


1000.00 


Signs, fences, and street bounds 


1000.00 


Bridges 


500.00 


Sidewalk work 


2500.00 


New equipment: 




Tools 


300.00 


One new truck 


800.00 


• 


$50000.00 


I would recommend for new construction 


$30000.00 


Snow and sanding 


$10000.00 


Financial Statement 




Appropriation March, 1927 


$78000.00 


Transfer B. & M. Bridges 


1000.00 


Betterment Act. 


109.38 




$79109.38 


Approved bills: 




Maintenance $42604 . 82 


Snow 19996.64 


Construction 8283.01 


Sidewalks 7805 


.29 


Drains 401 


.95 79091.71 



Balance 



$17.67 



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PARK DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation March, 1927 $3000.00 

Approved Bills 2992.86 

Balance $7.14 

ARTICLE 4, PLAYSTEAD 

Appropriation March, 1927 $15000.00 

Approved Bills 14985.61 

Balance $14.39 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 



iWIIHIg HM. 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1928. 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

SMITH & COUTTS CO. 
1929 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Aiding Mothers 65 

Infirmary Expense 64 

Relief out of 64 

Infirmary Statistics 65 

Andover Post No. 8 41 

Animal Inspector 53 

Appropriations, 1928 19 

Assessors' Report 67 

Assessors' Survey 45, 83 

Assets . .., r ._ . ,72 

Auditors' Certificate 89 

Board of Health 33 

Board of Health Nurse 86 

Board of Public Works Appendix 

Brush Fires 39 

Building Inspector's Report 81 

Charities Department 62 

Cornell Fund 48 

County Tax 37 
Damage to Persons and Property 45 

December Assessements 68 

Dump, Care of 38 

Election and Registration 32 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 42 



Financial Report 

Fire Department 

Finance Committee's Report 

CAR. Post 99 

Inspector of Wires 

Insurance 

Interest 

Jury List 

Liabilities 

Librarian's Report 



25 
39, 52 
98 
38 
44 
44 
42 
54 
72 
111 



PAGE 

Memorial Day 37 

Memorial Hall Library 66, 108 

Moth Work 35, 61 

Muncipal Buildings 30 

Muncipal Properties 69 

Planning Board 46 

Police 40, 59 

Pomps' Pond Recreation Com- 
mittee 41, 50 
Punchard Free School, Report of 

Trustees 90 

Redemption of Bonds 43 

Reserve Fund 47 

Retirement of Veterans 38 

Recount 24 

Report on Salaries 109 

Schools 25 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 49, 50 

27 

65 

36, 57 

65 

37 

34 

70 

43 

31 

12 

4, 28 

85 

34 

7, 94 

72 

35, 61 



Smith Hughes Fund 

Soldiers' Relief 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

State Taxes 

Street Lighting 

Tax Collector 

Temporary Loans 

Town House Art. 4. 

Town Meeting 

Town Officers 

Town Physician's Report 

Town Scales 

Town Warrant 

Treasurer's Report 

Tree Warden 



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Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Assessors 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Town Treasurer 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Tax Collector 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

School Committee 
MARY E. C. GEAGAN 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 
ERNEST A. JOHNSON 
LAWRENCE V. ROTH 
MARY W. FRENCH 
ETHEL E. CROSS 
MAY D. FOLK 
EUGENE M. WEEKS 
DR. W. DACRE WALKER 

Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 

Board of Public Works and Sinking Fund Commission 
WALTER I. MORSE Term Expires 1929 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW " " 1930 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE " " 1930 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL " " 1931 

THOMAS P. DEA " " 1931 

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Superintendent of Water and Sewer Departments, Highways 

and Parks 

CHARLES T. GI-LUARD 

Chief of Fire Department 
CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Board of Health 

BANCROFT T. HAYNES Term Expires 1929 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY " " 1930 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. " " 1931 

Chief of Police 
FRANK M. SMITH 



Constables 








JAMES NAPIER 


Term 


Expires 


1929 


FRANK M. SMITH 


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GEORGE N. SPARKS 


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Trustees of Memorial Hall 


Library 






PHILIP F. RIPLEY 


Term 


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1929 


JOHN C. ANGUS 


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BURTON S. FLAGG 


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CLAUDE M. FUESS 


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REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON 


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FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 


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NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 


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Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1931 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Auditors 

WALTER H. COLEMAN DAVID L. COUTTS 

HARRY SELLARS 

Moderator of Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 

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Trustees of Cornell Fund a. • 

CHARLES N. MARLAND Term Expires 1929 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER ;? " " 1930 

JOHN C. ANGUS " "■ 1931 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
E. BURKE THORNTON 

Inspector of Buildings 
EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Inspector of Wires 

BERTRAND L. GEORGE 

Registrars of Voters 

PATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

SAMUEL P. HULME JOHN F. HURLEY 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery — For 3 years 
WALTER I. MORSE WALTER E. CURTIS 

FRED E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 
Street Lighting Committee 

walter h. coleman " george g. brown 

james c. souter winfield'b. knowlton 

■;;''•; george l. graham; 

Finance Committee 
ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman JOSEPH H. HIGGINSON 
CHARLES J. BAILEY, Secretary JOSEPH C. KIMBALL 

WALTER M. LAMONT JAMES H. EATON 

/ G. EDGAR FOLK 
Planning Board 
.IRVING SOUTHWORTH • Term Expires 1929 

GRANVILLE K. CUTLER " " 1930 

CHARLES H. FORBES " " 1931 

ROY E. HARDY " " 1932 

EDWARD P. HALL ' - « 1933 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are quali- 
fied to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble 
at the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three 
and Four, viz : The Town House in Precinct One ; the Old 
School House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two ; the Boys' Club 
House, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips 
Club House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover, 
on MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF MARCH, 1928, at 
6 o'clock a.m., to act on the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for 
one year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for two years 
(to fill vacancy), one member of the Board of Assessors for two 
years (to fill vacancy), one member of the Board of Selectmen 
for three years, one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
years, one member of the School Committee for two years (to fill 
vacancy), three members of the School Committee for three 
years, two members of the Board of Public Works for three 
years, one member of the Board of Health for three years, three 
Auditors of Accounts for one year, three Constables for one year, 
one Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, one Tree 
Warden for one year, five Trustees of Punchard Free School for 
three years, and all town officers required by law to be elected by 
ballot. 



All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said 
meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 
39, of the General Laws, to Monday, March 12th, at 1.30 o'clock 
p.m. at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding 
Mothers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to 
Persons and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town 
Scales, Highway Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall 
Library, Memorial Day, Post G. A. R., Andover Post No. 8, Am- 
erican Legion, Parks and Play steads, Police, Printing, Election 
and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital Main- 
tenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Reserve Fund, 
Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Library, Essex 
Sanatorium, and Shawsheen School Bonds, Schools, Sewer 
Maintenance, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove Cemetery, State 
Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Town House, Tree Warden 
and Moth Department, Water Maintenance and Construction, 
and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $9000, for the purpose of re-arranging the offices in 
the Town House to provide for new sanitaries, increased vault 
room, more office room and equipment for same, on petition of 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $5000.00 provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts and the County of Essex, for improvement of River Road 
in West Andover so-called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

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Article 6. — To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of $5500.00 to erect bleachers and fence on the play- 
stead, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 7. — - To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $2500.00 to grade grounds around back of the School 
property to meet work already done on playstead, according to 
plan of Morse & Dickinson, on petition of School Committee and 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the Water Main on Lowell Street from 
its present dead-end near the residence of Charles Eaton, a dis- 1 
tance of 3200 feet, and appropriate the sum of $9000.00 for 
same, on petition of Board of Public Works. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main on Stinson Street from 
its present dead-end near the property of H. B. Lewis, a distance 
of 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 for same, on 
petition of Board of Public Works. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3500.00 for the laying of a 6-inch Water Main on Washington 
Avenue to take the place of a 4-inch now in use, and make the 
necessary changes, on petition of James C. Souter and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will authorize the School 
Committee to employ an architect to examine the school lot on 
Bartlet Street and make preliminary plans for a school building 
or an addition to a building thereon, and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding $1000.00 therefor, on petition of Elsie Pitkin Poynter 
and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$13000.00 to purchase a combination hose, chemical and pump 
for use in the Fire Department, on petition of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will vote iu place street 
lights on Juliette Street and appropriate a sum of money there- 
for, on petition of Emory J. Delaney and others. 

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Article 14. — To see if the Town will adopt the Zoning Plan 
presented by the Town Planning Board, and enact the Zoning 
Ordinance recommended by the Board, on petition of the Town 
Planning Board. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to release and abandon the rights, ease- 
ments and estate acquired by the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover under a taking by Eminent Domain in the lands in 
Lawrence, Massachusetts, belonging to the Eastern Massachu- 
setts Street Railway Company and the Boston & Maine Railroad, 
which taking was made by the Board of Selectmen by vote dated 
September 19, 1924, and recorded in Essex North District Reg- 
istry of Deeds, book 503, page 568, and described at page 574, 
and also shown on plan 567 on file in said Registry. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 41, Sections 73-81 of the General Laws, re- 
lating to a Board of Survey. 

Article 17. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 18. — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 19. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 20. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixth day of February, A.D. 1928. 

' FRANK H. HARDY 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

Selectmen of Andover 

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Andover, March 5, 1928 



Essex, ss. 



Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhab- 
itants of said town to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in 
no less than five other public places, where bills and notices are 
usually, posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



11 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 5, 1928 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday, the fifth day of 
March, 1928, at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the re- 
quirements of the foregoing warrant. Took up Article One, and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A.M., and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 3431, viz.: 

Precinct One, 1817; Precinct Two, 381; Precinct Three, 730; 
Precinct Four, 503. 

The result of the balloting; was as follows : 



£> 



Moderator — One Year 





Precincts 












1 


2 


3 


4 










1246 


260 


544 


437 


Alfred 


E. 


Stearns 


2487 


571 


121 


186 


66 


Blanks 






944 


Town 


Clerk - 


- One Year 










1244 


277 


551 


436 


George 


A. 


Higgins 


2508 


573 


104 


179 


67 


Blanks 






923 


Town 


Treasurer — < 


One Year 










1214 


268 


545 


426 


George 


A. 


Higgins 


2453 


603 


113 


185 


77 


Blanks 






978 



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*Selectman — Two Years (to fill vacancy) 



102 


11 


15 


15 


William C. Crowley 


143 


625 


133 


156 


75 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


989 


527 


64 


154 


207 


Thaxter Eaton 


952 


267 


66 


79 


132 


Charles B. Jenkins 


544 


9 


8 


9 


1 


William A. G. Kidd 


27 


234 


82 


288 


62 


David R. Lawson 


666 


53 


17 


29 


11 


Blanks 


110 


Selectman — 


- Tree Years 






456 


105 


232 


68 


Matthew Burns 


861 


864 


203 


310 


326 


Andrew McTernen 


1703 


28 


8 


14 


8 


Scott T. Shattuck 


58 


368 


45 


139 


85 


James C. Souter 


637 


101 


20 


35 


16 


Blanks 


172 


* Assessor — ' 


Two Years (to 


fill vacancy) 




111 


13 


16 


16 


William C. Crowley 


156 


597 


126 


150 


72 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


945 


512 


69 


150 


204 


Thaxter Eaton 


935 


273 


64 


84 


135 


Charles B. Jenkins 


556 


9 


10 


7 


1 


William A. G. Kidd 


27 


228 


82 


279 


61 


David R. Lawson 


650 


87 


17 


44 


14 


Blanks 


162 


Assessor — Three Year 


"S 






448 


107 


23S 


67 


Matthew Burns 


860 


832 


189 


305 


319 


Andrew McTernen 


1645 


27 


7 


12 


10 


Scott T. Shattuck 


56 


347 


46 


132 


84 


James C. Souter 


609 


163 


32 


43 


23 


Blanks 


261 


Collect 


OR OF 


Taxes — 


One Year 




1252 


305 


567 


438 


William B. Cheever 


2562 


565 


76 


163 • 


65 


Blanks 


869 



13 



969 


177 


435 


344 


May D. Folk 


1224 


258 


465 


416 


W. Dacre Walker 


979 


166 


397 


357 


Eugene M. Weeks 


2279 


542 


893 


392 


Blanks 



School Committee — Two Years (to fill vacancy) 

841 149 349 238 Ethel E. Cross 1577 

655 128 297 207 Nathaniel Stowers 1287 

321 104 84 58 Blanks 56.7 

School Committee — Three Years 

1925 
2363 
1899 
4106 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 

1174 246 518 423 Nathan C. Hamblin 2361 

643 135 212 80 Blanks 1070 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 

1032 223 492 381 Arthur T. Boutwell 2128 

866 169 225 173 Thomas P. Dea 1433 

714 128 303 256 George E. Folk 1401 

1 Fred H. Morrison 1 

1022 242 439 196 Blanks 1899 

Board of Health — Three Years 

1312 272 .555 425 Charles E. Abbott 2564 

505 109 175 78 Blanks 867 

Auditors of Accounts — One Year 

866 203 349 330 Walter H. Coleman 1748 

1078 183 395 322 David L. Courts 1978 

1109 206 439 300 Harry Sellars 2054 

T John R. Burke 1 

660 105 267. 194 Harry W. Wadman 1226 

1738 446 739 363 Blanks 3286 

Constables — One Year 

1003 209 441 359 James Napier 2012 

1052 217 485 360 Frank M. Smith 2114 

1156 299 ,.. 473 372 George N. Sparks 2300 

418 791 418 Blanks ■ 3867 

14. i 



Tree Warden — One Year 



716 145 


269 200 


Ralph T. Berry 


1330 


904 168 


375 267 


E. Burke Thornton 


1714 


197 68 


86 36 


Blanks 


387 


Planning Board — Five Years 






1065 273 


481 376 


Edward P. Hall 


2195 


752 108 


249 127 


Blanks 


1236 


Trustees Punch ard Free School — Three years 




1142 238 


529 409 


Frederic S. Boutwell 


2318 


1076 212 


455 388 


John H. Campion 


2131 


1098 219 


461 397 


Myron E. Gutterson 


2175 


1081 226 


455 387 


Edmond E. Hammond 


2149 


1137 215 


458 396 


Henry G. Tyer 


2206 


3551 795 


1292 538 


Blanks 


6176 


^Recount held March 10th, 


1928. For amended returns see 


page 24. 








All the foregoing officers were 


: voted on by ballot and the check 


lists were used. 









REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 5, 1928 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden L. D. Pomeroy in charge. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 1822. Number of bal- 
lots received 2338. Number of ballots cast 1817. Number of 
ballots returned 521. Officer, Frank M. Smith. 

MARK M. KEANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

Ballard vale, March 5, 1928 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Clester E. Matthews in charge. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 381. Number of ballots 
received 550. Number of ballots cast 381. Number of ballots 
returned 169. Officer, George N. Sparks. 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT THREE 

Shawsheen Village, March 5, 1928 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden James R. Mosher in charge. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 729. Number of ballots 
cast 730. Officer, George Dunnells. 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK — PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 5, 1928 

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Warden Gordon R. Cannon in charge. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 p.m. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 503. Number of ballots 
received 752. Number of ballots cast 503. Number of ballots 
returned 249. Officer, George Dane. 

EDWARD A. DOYLE, Dep. Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 12th at 1.30 o'clock p.m., at the Town Hall. 



1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 12th, 1928 

The Moderator declared : 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 

George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

George A. Higgins elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

Jeremiah J. Daly elected Selectman for Two Years (to fill va- 
cancy). 

Andrew McTernen elected Selectman for Three Years. 
Jeremiah J. Daly elected Assessor for Two Years (to fill va- 
cancy). 

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Andrew McTernen elected Assessor for Three Years. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Ethel E. Cross elected member School Committee for Two 
Years (to fill vacancy). 

May D. Folk elected member School Committee for Three 
Years. 

W. Dacre Walker elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Eugene M. Weeks elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Nathan C. Hamblin elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for Seven Years. 

Arthur T. Boutwell elected member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Thomas P. Dea elected member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

Charles E. Abbott elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Walter H. Coleman elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

David L. Coutts elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

E. Burke Thornton elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

Edward P. Hall elected member Planning Board for Five 
Years. 

Frederic S. Boutwell elected Trustee Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

John H. Campion elected Trustee Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

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Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee Punchard Free School 
for Three Years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 



Before taking up Article 2, the Moderator, with the consent of 
the meeting, paid tribute to two well-known citizens and public 
servants, Charles Bowman, Selectman for many years, and 
Thomas E. Rhodes, a member of the Board of Public Works for 
a long time, whose deaths had caused a distinct loss to the com- 
munity. Out of respect to their memory the citizens of the meet- 
ing were asked to stand in silent tribute. 



Took up Article 2 and chose: 

John C. Angus, Trustee Cornell Fund for Three Years. 

Seven Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery for Three Years : — 
Walter I. Morse, J. William Stark, David R. Lawson, Everett 
M. Lundgren, Fred A. S wanton, Fred E. Cheever, Walter E. 
Curtis. 

Street Lighting Committee for One Year (appointed by Mod- 
erator) : Walter H. Coleman, George G. Brown, Winfield B. 
Knowlton, James C. Souter, George L. Graham. 

Finance Committee for One Year (appointed by Moderator) : 
Archie N. Frost, Charles J. Bailey, Walter M. Lamont, Joseph 
H. Higginson, Joseph C. Kimball, James H. Eaton, G. Edgar 
Folk. 

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Took up Article 3: 



Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of money : 



Infirmary 

Outside Relief 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 

Andover Post, No. 8, American Legion 

Assessors' Survey 

Board of Health 

Brush Fires 

Damages to Persons and Property 

Election and Registration 

Essex County Hospital 

Fire Department 

Post 99, G. A. R. 

Highways 

Snow and Equipment 

Interest 

Insurance 

Library 

Memorial Day 

Parks and Playstead 

Police Department 

Pomp's Pond 

Printing 

Public Dump 

Reserve Fund 

Retirement of Bonds 

Retirement of Veterans 

Schools 

Sewers 

Soldiers' Relief 

Sealer Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State Aid 

Amount carried forward 



$8500.00 
8000.00 
5000.00 
1000.00 
3000.00 
4500.00 
1000.00 
4000.00 
2200.00 
5217.88 

29965.00 
200.00 

80200.00 
8000.00 

31000.00 

6400.00 

7500.00 

600.00 

4000.00 

26300.00 

1500.00 

600.00 

400.00 

3000.00 

48000.00 

300.00 

143614.00 

5000,00 

1500.00 
500.00 

6800.00 
500.00 

$448296 . 88 



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Amount brought forward 




$448296.88 


Municipal Buildings 




4200.00 


Town Officers 




16675.00 


Town Scales 




125.00 


Tree Warden 




10000.00 


Tree Work 




5000.00 


Moth Work 




5000.00 


Water Maintenance 




30000.00 


Water Construction 




12000.00 


Street Lighting 




18487.00 


Wire Inspector 




350.00 


Article 4 — Town House 




9000.00 


Article 5 — River Road 




5000.00 


Article 6 — Bleachers 




1400.00 


Article 7 — Grading- rear 


Schools 


2500.00 


Article 8 — Water-Lowell 


Street 


9000.00 


Article 9 — Water Main-Stinson Street 


2000.00 


Article 10 — Water Main- Washington Avenue 3500.00 


Article 12 — Fire Pump 




13000.00 




$585,533.88 


State and County Taxes (e 


stimated) 


75,000.00 




$660,533.88 



Took up Article 4:— 

Voted at 2.29 p.m. — To appropriate a sum of $9000.00 for 
the purpose of re-arranging the offices in the Town House to 
provide for new sanitaries. increased vault room, more office 
room and equipment for same. 

Took up Article 5 : — 



Voted at 2.31 p.m. — To appropriate a sum not exceeding 
$5000.00 for the improvement of River Road in West Andover 
so-called, provided, however, that a like amount is appropriated 



20 



by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of 
Essex. 

Took up Article 6: — 

Voted at 2.36 p.m. — To appropriate the sum of $1400.00 to 
erect bleachers on the play stead. 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted at 2.37 p.m. — To appropriate the sum of $2500.00 to 
grade grounds around back of the school property to meet work 
already done on playstead according to plan of Morse & Dick- 
inson. 

Took up Article 8:— 

Voted at 2.52 p.m. — To authorize the Board of Public Works 
to extend the Water Main on Lowell Street from its present 
dead-end near the residence of Charles Eaton, a distance of 3200 
feet, and appropriate the sum of $9000.00' for same. 

Took up Article 9: — 

Voted at 2.53 p.m. — To authorize the Board of Public Works 
to extend the Water Main on Stinson Street from its present 
dead-end near property of H. B. Lewis, a distance of 1000 feet, 
and appropriate the sum of $2000.00 for same. 

Took up Article 10: — 

Voted at 2.54 p.m. — To appropriate the sum of $3500.00 for 
the laying of a 6-inch Water Main on Washington Avenue to 
take the place of a 4-inch now in use, and make the necessary 
changes. 



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Took up Article 11:— - 

Voted at 2.55 p.m. — That article be stricken from the warrant. 

Took up Article 12: — 

Voted at 3.02 p.m. — To appropriate the sum of $13000.00 to 
purchase a combination hose, chemical and pump for use in the 
Fire Department. 

Took up Article 13 :— 

"Voted at 3.03 p.m. — To refer to the Street Lighting Com- 
mittee. 

Took up Article 14: — 
>f Voted at 3.49 p.m. — To indefinitely postpone. 

.if.:;'?'"-'-;:'. :•■.;••■•■..••■ . ■ . , 

l ' r (John F. O'Connell moved a reconsideration by unanimous 

consent — seconded by Joseph L. Burns— consent denied at 4.20 

p.m.) 

Took up Article 15: — 

Voted at 4.21 p.ni. — To authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
release and abandon the rights, easements and estates acquired by 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover under a taking by Emi- 
nent Domain in the lands in Lawrence, Massachusetts, belonging 
to the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company and the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, which taking was made by the Board 
of Selectmen by vote dated September 19, 1924, and recorded in 
Essex North District Registry of Deeds, book 503, Page 568, 
and described at page 574, and also shown on plan 567 on file 
in said Registry. 

22 



Took up Article 16: — 

Voted at 4.22 p.m. — To accept the provisions of Chapter 41, 
Sections 73-81 of the General Laws relating to a Board of Survey. 

Took up Article 17: — 

Voted at 4.23 p.m. — That the Town Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1928, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts in- 
curred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said finan- 
cial year. 

Took up Article 18: — 

Voted at 4.24 p.m — That all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the treasury with the exception of the following: 
Outfall Sewer, $3270.91; War Bonus Surplus, $803.33; Haver- 
hill Street Bridge, $12,500.00; Planning Board, $981.20; Dam- 
ages to Property, $1,500.00. Also that free cash in treasury to 
the amount of $25,000.00 be voted the Assessors in reducing tax 
rate for 1928. 

Took up Article 19:— 

Voted at 4.25 p.m. — To accept the report of the Town Officers. 

Took up Article 20:— 

Voted at 4.26 p.m. — That the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest : 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 

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RECOUNT 

We certify that at a recount of the votes cast at the Annual 
Town Election, March 5th, 1928, for Selectman and Assessor, 
term of two years, held by the Registrars of Voters in accordance 
with the provisions of law relating thereto at the Town House, 
March 10, 1928, at two o'clock in the afternoon, it appears that the 
result of Monday's election was unchanged except as noted below. 
Jeremiah J. Daly for Selectman, two years, and Jeremiah J. 
Daly for Assessor, two years. 

The number of votes cast for each candidate as determined by 
the recount was as follows: 

Selectman — Two Years 
Precincts 
12 3 4 

102 11 15 15 William C. Crowley 143 

627 134 156 75 Jeremiah J. Daly 992 

531 64 155 207 Thaxter Eaton 957 

267 66 77 132 Charles B. Jenkins 542 

10 12 10 1 William A. G. Kidd 33 

233 79 288 62 David R. L,awson 662 

47 15 29 11 Blanks 102 



Total 



111 


13 


16 


603 


127 


152 


512 


69 


150 


272 


65 


83 


9 


10 


7 


226 


82 


278 


84 


15 


44 







3431 


Assessor - Two Years 




16 


William C. Crowley 


156 


71 


Jeremiah J. Daly 


953 


206 


Thaxter Eaton 


937 


134 


Charles B. Jenkins 


554 


1 


William A. G. Kidd 


27 


61 


David R. Lawson 


647 


14 


Blanks 


157 



Total 3431 

(Signed) : 

SAMUEL P. HULME 
JOHN F. HURLEY 
PATRICK J. SCOTT 

Registrars of Voters 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

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FINANCIAL REPORT 



For the year ending December 31, 1928. 



SCHOOLS 

I GENERAL EXPENSE 

Salaries : 

Superintendent $4300 . 00 

Attendance Officer 100.70 

Clerk 791.60 



5192.30 



EXPENSE OF INSTRUCTION 
Supervisors : 

Salaries 2813.03 

Teachers : 
High 26892.57 

Elementary 65802.10 

92694.67 



Textbooks : 
High 1035.82 

Elementary 2 1 34 . 76 



3170.58 



Supplies : 
High 1134.21 

Elementary 1334.98 



2469.19 



EXPENSE OF OPERATION 
Janitors : 
High 2359.24 

Elementary 6106.04 



8465 . 28 



Amount carried forward $114805.05 

25 



Amount brought forward 


$114805.05 


Fuel: 
High 
Elementary 


MAINTENANCE 
AUXILIARY AGENCII 

MISCELLANEOUS 
forward 


1095 . 30 
4062.78 


51 58 08 


Miscellaneous : 
High 
Elementary 


566.78 
1334.14 


*) 1 JO . uO 

1Q00 Q? 


Repairs : 
High 
Elementary 


1909.92 
3139.67 


1 ^7KJ\J . -7£< 

504Q SQ 


Libraries : 
High 
Elementary 


lS 

21.50 
13.50 


W 00 


Health : 
High 
Elementary 


388.80 
2535.20 


?Q?4 DO 


Transportation : 
High 
Elementary 


3265.96 
7050.00 




Tuition : 
High 
Elementary 


478.40 
248.30 


726 70 


Sundries : 
High 
Elementary 


443.14 
1434.09 


1Q77 OX 


Amount carried 


$142792.53 



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Amount brought forward 



$142792.53 



OUTLAYS 



New Equipment: 



819.77 



819.77 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



Appropriation 
Total Expenditures 



$143614.00 
143612.30 



Balance 



SMITH HUGHES FUND 



Received from State on account of Smith 

Hughes Fund 
Expended for salaries of Continuation 

School teachers: 
Carl M. Gahan 
Margaret HinchclifTe 



$1.70 



$ 165.00 



$ 21.05 
23.69 



44.74 



Balance 



$ 120.26 



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TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman Selectmen, 
Assessor and Board of Public Welfare 
Andrew McTernen, Selectman, Assessor 

and Board of Public Welfare 
Jeremiah J. Daly, Selectman, Assessor and 

Board of Public Welfare 
George A. Higgins, Town Treasurer 
George A. Higgins, Town Clerk and Clerk 

for Selectmen 
William B. Cheever, Tax Collector 
Edith P. Sellars, Clerk and Bookkeeper 
Mary Collins, Clerk 
Daniel J. Murphy, Town Counsel 
Charles T. Gilliard, Building Inspector 
Edward R. Lawson, Building Inspector 
Walter H. Coleman, Auditor 
David L. Coutts, Auditor 
Harry Sellars, Auditor 
William Harnedy, Assistant Assessor 
Edward R. Lawson, Assistant Assessor 
Jean Gordon, Assistant Assessor 
Smart & Flagg, Bonds 
Board of Assessors, expenses and supplies 
Assessors' Street List 
Board of Selectmen, expenses and supplies 
Town Clerk's expenses and supplies 
Town Treasurer, expenses and supplies 

Amount carried forward 



$ 16675.00 



$ 900.00 

800.00 

666.66 
2325.00 

1549.98 

2000.00 

1755.00 

1014.00 

812.45 

166.64 

233.28 

200.00 

200.00 

200.00 

197.25 

192.75 

191.25 

650.00 

458.58 

288.00 

285.73 

177.46 

95.48 



$15359.51 



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Amount brought forward 

Tax Collector's expenses and supplies 240.82 

Clerk hire, Tax Collector 198.55 

Division of Accounts, certification of notes 14.00 

Board of Public Welfare, expenses 19.86 

Alvah P. Wright, Field Driver 25.00 

Elmer H. Shattuck, Fish Warden 10.00 

Alfred E. Stearns, Moderator 10.00 

Telephone 39.90 



$15359.51 



Total expenditure 
Balance 



$15917.64 
757.36 



$16675.00 $16675.00 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropriation 




William C. Brown, Janitor 


$1404.00 


Equipment and repairs 


1276.02 


Fuel 


761.44 


Lighting 


276.86 


Labor 


101.00 


Police Duty 


42.50 


Miscellaneous 


86.35 


Total expenditure 


$3948.17 


Balance 


251.83 



$4200.00 



$4200.00 $4200.00 



30 



TOWN HOUSE (Article 4) 



Appropriation 




$9000.00 


George M. Henderson & Sons, general 






contract 


$4476.54 




M. T. Walsh, Plumbing contract 


1071.00 




Bank & Office Equipment Engineers, 




, 


steel structure 


862.00 




C. S. Buchan, equipment 


390.00 




Morris Ireland Safe Co., contract 


370.00 




Express 


2.45 




Total expenditure 


$7171.99 




Balance 


1828.01 





$9000.00 $9000.00 



31. 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation $2200 . 00 

Precinct Officers 

Precinct One 

Precinct Two 

Precinct Three 

Precinct Four 
Printing and Advertising 
Registrars of Voters 
Two Recounts 
Police Duty 
Equipment 
Transportation 
Miscellaneous 
Janitor 
Postage 

Total expenditure 
Balance 

$2200.00 $2200.00 



$437.50 


208.00 


240.00 


227.00 


490.45 


183.00 


85.25 


73.50 


54.80 


29.00 


41.80 


26.00 


4.76 


$2101.06 


98.94 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



Appropriation $4500 . 00 

Lotta Johnson, Nurse, salary $1500.00 

Lotta Johnson, use of car 200.00 

Lotta Johnson, Inspector of Slaughtering 200.00 

Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Animals 350.00 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, salary 75.00 

Franklin H. Stacey, Milk Inspector 75.00 

Franklin K. Stacey, Salary 50.00 

Franklin H. Stacey, fumigation and supplies 243.36 

B. T. Haynes, salary 50.00 

B. T. Haynes, fumigation 9.00 

Essex Sanatorium, board of patients 556.40 

North Reading State Sanatorium, board 

of patients 86.00 

Joseph P. Nolan, Plumbing Inspector 155.00 

John S. Buchan, Plumbing Inspector 17.00 

Returning births 28.75 

Returning deaths 22.25 

Quarantine 18.00 

Miscellaneous 35 . 89 



Total expenditure $3671.65 

Balance 828.35 



$4500.00 $4500.00 



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PRINTING 




Appropriation 
Smith & Coutts Co. 


$600.00 
$473.20 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$473.20 
126.80 




$600.00 $600.00 


STREET LIGHTING 


Appropriation 

Lawrence Gas & Electric Co. 

Supplies 


$18487.00 
$18192.42 
5.70 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$18198.12 
288.88 




$18487.00 $18487.00 


TOWN SCALES 


« 


Appropriation 

William C. Brown, salary 


$125.00 
$100.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$100.00 

25.00 



$125.00 $125.00 



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TREE WARDEN AND MOTH DEPARTMENT 



MOTH WORK 






Appropriation' 




$5000.00 


Commonwealth of Mass., by error 




104.25 


E. Burke Thornton, Supt. 


$821.46 




Payrolls 


2202.03 




Equipment and repairs 


1119.20 




Truck and team hire 


393.50 


■ ■' 


Rent 


126.00 




Town of North Andover, refund 


104.25 




Miscellaneous 


74.68 




Total expenditure 


4841.12 




Balance 


263.13 





$5104.25 $5104.25 



TREE WARDEN 



Appropriation $5000 . 00 

E. Burke Thornton, Tree Warden $974.00 

Payrolls 3111.75 

Equipment and repairs 660.87 

Truck and team hire 113.57 

Rent 90.00 

Miscellaneous 31.15 



Total expenditure $4981 . 34 

Balance 18.66 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 






56800.00 


F. A. S wanton, Supt. 




$1800.00 




Payrolls 




3035.98 




Horse and team hire 




316.75 




Maintenance buildings 


and grounds 


1029.56 




Equipment and repairs 




469.73 




Edith P. Seliars, Clerk 




100.00 




Miscellaneous 




21.65 




Total expenditure 


$6773 . 67 




Balance 




26.33 






$6800.00 


$6800.00 


Receipts 








Care of lots 




$1016.00 




Perpetual Care 




1079.63 




Sale of lots 




988.00 




Interments and use o 


f tomb 


926.00 




Foundations 




306.46 




Sundries 




5.00 





$4321.09 



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STATE TAXES 






Andover's proportion of State Tax 




$25245.00 


Andover's proportion of Highway Tax 




3987.70 


Corporation Tax 




29.17 


Bank Tax 




6.43 


Veteran's Exemption 




39.81 


Paid Treasurer of Commonwealth $29308. 


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$29308.11 $29308.11 



COUNTY TAX 



Andover's proportion of County Tax $35404.60 

Treasurer, Essex County $35404.60 



$35404.60 $35404.60 



MEMORIAL DAY 



Appropriation $600.00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 



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POST 99, G. A. R. 



Appropriation $200 . 00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $200.00 



RETIREMENT OF VETERANS 



PUBLIC DUMP 



Total expenditure $390.00 

Balance 10.00 



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$200.00 $200.00 



Appropriation $300 . 00 

Paid to Veteran $300.00 



$300.00 $300.00 



Appropriation $400 . 00 

Neils Sorenson, keeper $350.00 

Fence 40.00 



$400.00 $400.00 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 


$29965.00 


Charles F. Emerson, Chief 


$2573.12 


Wages, permanent men 


17747.00 


Wages, call men 


2864.14 


Fire Alarm 


581.00 


Equipment and repairs 


2635.59 


Maintenance buildings and grounds 


1643.73 


Fuel 


778.04 


Light 


361.40 


Horses, care of same 


379.15 


Telephone 


165.45 


Janitor, Ballard Vale 


100.00 


Miscellaneous 


103.76 


Total expenditure 


$29932.38 


Balance 


32.62 




$29965.00 $29965.00 


BRUSH FIRES 




Appropriation 


$1000.00 


Payrolls 


$396.00 


Equipment and supplies 


239.50 


Total expenditure . 


$635.50 


Balance 


364.50 



$1000.00 $1000.00 
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FIRE DEPT. (Article 12) 



Appropriation $1 3000 . 00 

American La France Fire Engine Co., 

pump and hose motor $13000.00 



$13000.00 $13000.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 








$26300.00 


Refund 








18.00 


Frank M. Smith, Chief 






$2530.00 




Wages, patrolmen 






20311.55 




Wages, Special police 






1012.28 




Maintenance, equipment 


and 


repairs 


1565.75 




New equipment 






551.57 




Telephone 






282.50 




Light 






90.74 




Miscellaneous 






168.15 




Dog Officer 






43.00 




Total expenditure 


$26555.54 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 




237.54 



$26555.54 $26555.54 



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ANDOVER POST NO. 8, AMERICAN LEGION 



Appropriation $1000.00 

Paid for 

Rent $600.00 

Janitor service 184.05 

Fuel 197.00 

Light 18.95 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



POMPS POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



Appropriation 




$1500.00 


Maintenance 


$262.93 




Frank McBride, guard 


586.50 




W. Gordon Coutts, guard 


385.00 




Labor 


92.00 




Total expenditure 


$1326.43 




Balance 


173.57 





$1500.00 $1500.00 



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INTEREST 



Appropriation 




$31000.00 


Sewer Loans 


$5056.25 




Water Loans 


2087.50 




Outfall Sewer Loan 


2762.50 




High School Loan 


1800.00 




Shawsheen School Loan 


7735.00 




Memorial Hall Library Loan 


1600.00 




Tuberculosis Hospital Loan 


1933.75 




Revenue Loans 


7492.22 




Total expenditure 


$30467.22 




Balance 


532.78 






$31000.00 


$31000.00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 



Appropriation $52 1 7 . 88 

Essex County, Maintenance $5217.88 



$5217.88 $5217.88 



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TEMPORARY LOANS 



Andover National Bank, Notes 119-120 Rate 370 $200000.00 
Andover National Bank, Notes 121-125 Rate 4.65 100000.00 



Paid Andover National Bank 



$300000.00 
$300000.00 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



Appropriation 

Sinking Funds 

Essex Sanatorium Fund 

Fourteen Water Bonds 

Forty-two Sewer Bonds 

Five High School Bonds 

Twelve Shaw sheen School Bonds 

Ten Library Bonds 

Seven Essex Sanatorium Bonds 



$14000.00 
42000.00 

5000.00 
12000.00 
10000.00 

7000.00 



$48000.00 

35000.00 
7000.00 



$90000.00 $90000.00 



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INSURANCE 



Appropriation $6400 . 00 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 4.00 

Smart & Flagg, Inc. $6404 . 00 



$6404.00 $6404.00 



INSPECTOR OF WIRES 



Appropriation $350 . 00 

Bertrand L. George, Inspector, salary $300.00 

Printing 6 . 75 



Total expenditure $306.75 

Balance 43 . 25 



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$350.00 $350.00 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Appropriation 




$5500.00 


William C. Ford 


$750.00 




Brightwood Mfg. Co. 


2000.00 




Evelyn W. George 


1500.00 




Edward Fleming 


3250.00 




Total expenditure 


$7500.00 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 




2000.00 

—4 



$7500.00 $7500.00 



ASSESSORS' SURVEY 



Appropriation $3000 . 00 

Morse & Dickinson, engineers $3000.00 



$3000.00 $3000.00 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



Appropriation 

Joseph P. Lynch, salary 

Equipment 

Transportation 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$ 


500.00 


$387.50 




15.68 




30.00 




$433.18 




66.82 





$500.00 $500.00 



PLANNING BOARD 



Appropriation $981 . 20 

Morse & Dickinson, engineers $792.00 

The Andover Press, printing 70.40 . . 



Total expenditure $862.40 

Balance 118.80 



$981.20 $981.20 



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RESERVE FUND 



Appropriation 






$3000.00 


Transferred to Insurance 




$4.00 




Transferred to Damages to Persons 


and 






Property 




2000.00 




Transferred to Police Department 




237.54 




Transferred to Soldiers' Relief 




161.80 




Total 


$2403.34 




Balance 




596.66 





$3000.00 $3000.00 



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CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund 




Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$1000.00 


Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 


Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 


1000.00 


Central Savings Bank 


1000.00 


City Institution for Savings 


1000.00 


Receipts 




Balance from last account 


134.69 


Savings Bank interest 


242.50 


Expenditures 




Expended for coal and wood 


262.50 


Balance on hand 


114.69 



$5000.00 



$5000.00 



$377.19 



$377.19 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 



Trustees 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND ME ASURSES 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover : — 
Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1928. 



Platform Scales over 5000 lbs. (condemned 1) 


Sealed 


8 


Platform Scales under 5000 lbs. 


?j 


43 


Counter Scales 


?j 


80 


Beam Scales 


55 


I 


Spring Balance Scales 


55 


66 


Computing Scales 


55 


11 


Prescription Scales 


55 


4 


Weights, Avoirdupois 


55 


287 


Weights, Apothecary (condemned 2) 


55 


87 


Weights, Metric 


55 


36 


Oil Measuring Pumps (stops) 


55 


480 


Liquid Measures 


55 


51 


Glass Graduates 


55 


371 


Yard Measures 


55 


10 


Personal Weighing (condemned 3) 


55 


17 


Public School personal weighing (no charge) 


55 


6 


Red Cross personal weighing (no charge) 


55 


1 


Tested and Sealed 






Gasoline Tanks (condemned 2) 


55 


61 


Kerosene Tanks 


55 


30 



I have collected from April the first to November the thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred twenty-eight, one hundred twenty-seven dollars 
and sixty cents ($127.60). 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



49':-: 



POMPS POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 

Gentlemen : — 

At the last annual Town Meeting" the sum of $1500.00 was 
appropriated for the upkeep of the Public Bathing Beach at 
Pomps Pond. Of this sum, $1106.00 has been paid for labor to 
our Life Guards and for work in connection with necessary 
grading in enlarging the parking space, the sum of $219.00 for 
supplies and we have an unexpended balance of $173.57 to our 
credit. 

The standing invitation to the citizens of the Town to visit the 
grounds has been accepted by many. We are pleased to have had 
these visits and more so with the constructive suggestions offered. 

The Committee is always pleased to give credit whenever 
possible. The kindly acts of one of our leading citizens have 
stood out so strongly and have met with so much appreciation 
from the users of the Beach and their parents, that the Committee 
would be negligent if in behalf of those so aided, they did not add 
their word of appreciation to Mr. Jerome W. Cross. Perhaps 
like a good many other things if we were to look closer into the 
matter, we would find that a woman was at the bottom of it and 
if we were privileged to have a guess we would name Mrs. Ethel 
E. Cross as being that woman. One drawback to the daily use 
of the Beach is the distance to be traveled to reach there, as there 
is no means of conveyance for those not fortunate enough to have 
the use of an automobile. The long and dreary walk to and from 
the Pond during the heat of summer days, the distance for the 
majority being from one to two miles, offsets all the good that the 
bathing or the outing had accomplished. Recognizing this hard 
feature, Mr. Cross has at his own expense furnished a conveyance 

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daily, starting from the Lawrence line, and all who care to are 
made welcome. The Committee feel they have no right to expect 
Mr. Cross to continue this Samaritan work indefinitely, and 
therefor recommend that the Town should assume this needed 
additional expense. We are therefore allowing in our requested 
appropriation a small sum of money for this purpose. 

The Town is again under obligation to the People's Ice Co. for 
the use of all the ice necessary in connection with the water cooling! 
system. The annual water carnival held at the close of the season 
did not attract the number of entries that the Committee felt they 
had the right to expect, in consequence the Committee are of the 
opinion that the same will be omitted the coming season. 

We were again fortunate in not having any serious injuries or 
accidents, which fact speaks highly for our instructor and life 
guards Mr. Frank McBride and Mr. W. Gordon Coutts. For the 
purpose of carrying out the above plans the Committee ask that 
an appropriation of $2000.00 be made. 

The Town owns at Pomps Pond, buildings and equipment 
valued at $3500.00. We have been privileged to occupy this land 
through the courtesy of the Boston Missionary Society, lessees 
from the owner Mr. F. Homer Foster. We have this year as at 
all times worked in harmony with the above Society, but we 
question from a business standpoint the advisability of much 
longer continuing this arrangement and suggest that your board 
enter into negotiations with the owner either for the purchase of 
the land now used by the Town or securing a long term lease on 
the same. 

WILLIAM C. CROWLEY, Chairman 
JAMES C. SOUTER, Sec. 
DAVID L. COUTTS 
I. R. KIMBALL 
JOSEPH I; PITMAN 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover : — 
Gentlemen :- — 

I herewith submit the report of the Andover Fire Department 
from January 1, 1928 to January 1, 1929. 

During this time the department has answered 119 bell and 
61 still alarms. 

The value of buildings and contents where fires have occurred 
is $393,100.00, loss on the same $37,004.73, mostly covered by 
insurance. 

The equipment consists of one combination hose and chemical, 
one ladder truck, one combination hose, chemical and pump, one 
combination hose, booster tank and pump, one ambulance, one 
brush fire truck, 7000 feet of 2 1-2 inch hose. 

During the year the ambulance has answered (269) two 
hundred sixty-nine calls to move sick and injured persons to their 
homes or hospitals. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



52 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover : — 

Gentlemen : — 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending December 
31, 1928. 

Number of cattle inspected 1184 

Number of swine inspected 1245 

Number of sheep inspected 33 

Number of stables inspected 126 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 5 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 384 

Number of dogs quarantined 12 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 1 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAYS. YOUMANS 

Inspector of Animals 



53 



TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 



(June 25, 1928) 



Allen, William A. 
Anderson, Burtt M. 
Anderson, John H. 

Bailey, Charles L. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Beatley, Ralph E. E. 
Berry, Samuel D. 
Black, David D. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Buchan, Charles S. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, John J. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burns, David F. 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
Carter, George M. 
Clark, Thomas T. 
Comeau, Arthur N. 
Dea, Thomas P. 
Deyermond, Robert V. 
Dick, Alexander 
Disbrow, George W. 
Dobbie, Robert 
Doherty, Martin 
Doherty, William J. 
Donald. Walter S. 



Music Store 30 Chestnut St. 
Plumber 87 Chestnut St. 

Assistant Engineer 94 Poor St. 

Retired 20 Enmore St. 

Salesman Porter Rd. 

Meat Business Clark Rd. 

Ins. Collector 102 Chestnut St. 
Retired 129 Chestnut St. 

Farmer 174 High St. 

Insurance 72 Elm St.- 

Farmer Pleasant St. 

Farmer Pleasant St. 

Furn. Business 81 Central St. 
Retired Lincoln St. 

Rubber Worker Andover St. 
Undertaker 131 No. Main St. 
Signal Operator Chester St. 
Farmer 54 Salem St. 

Farmer High Plain Rd. 

Builder 4 Stirling St. 

Carpenter 26 Salem St. 

Laborer 28 Summer St. 

Janitor 6 Washington Ave. 

Retired 3 Cuba St. 

Farmer Chandler Rd. 

Trucking 28 Maple Ave. 

Laborer 19 Harding St. 

Contractor 21 Harding St. 

Retired 9 Union St. 



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Doyle, Thomas J. 
Driscoll, John J. 
Dunnells, George C. 
Flaherty, Michael J. 
Fleming, Edward H. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, David A. 
Foster, Frank M. 
Franz, Robert E. 
Gibson, William H. 
Gordon, Alexander E. 
Gordon, William 
Gould, Milo H. 
Gray, Ira O. 
Hannon, Patrick J. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Hill, Ira B. 
Hill, Paul 
Hilton, Henry 
Holt, George A. 
Hovey, James H. 
Hulme, Samuel P. 
Jaques, Robert 
Jenkins, Charles B. 
Keane, Mark 
Kendall, Frank H. E. 
Livingston, Harold S. 
Lynch, Joseph P. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, George M. 
Mc Bride, Frank 
McCarthy, Joseph J. 
McDonald, Frank S. 
Milne, David 
Mitchell, William G. 
Morrison, John L. 
Morrissey, William B. 



Engineer 


Holt Rd 


Carpenter 


36 Summer St 


Watchman 


6 Sutherland St 


Spinner 


River St 


Chauffeur 


13 Hillside Ave 


Farmer 


Pleasant St 



Rubber Worker 4 1-2 Ridge St. 

Carpenter 29 Summer St. 

Storekeeper 187 No. Main St. 

Salesman 33 Chestnut St. 

Belt Maker 82 Poor St. 

Machinist 80 Poor St. 

Farmer Main St. 

Carpenter 32 Washington Ave. 

Retired 4 Florence St. 

Electrician 13 Chestnut St. 
Night Watchman Lupine Rd. 

Farmer Jenkins Rd. 

Operative 67 High St. 

Carpenter 8 Summer St. 

Carpenter Main St. 

Real Estate 12 Brook St. 

Second Hand, Mill River St. 

Clerk 54 Chestnut St. 

Shipper 3 Moraine St. 

Carpenter 7 Chestnut St. 

Florist Abbot St. 

Switchman Tewksbury St. 

Clerk 6 Florence St. 

Painter Main St. 

Caretaker 12 Chestnut St. 

Contractor 12 Wolcott Ave. 

P. O. Clerk 109 Chestnut St. 

Grocer 20 Cuba St. 

Machinist 79 Chestnut St. 

Retired 68 Elm St. 

Electrician 66 Poor St. 



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Morse, J. Frank 
Mosher, James R. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pitman, Joseph I. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Austin S. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Pur cell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Ryley, James 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, David 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sherry, Richard J. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Todd, Henry 
Traynor, John 
Trow, Henry J. 
Walker, Salmond C. 
Ward, George D. 
Ward, Paul A. 
West, Archibald L. 
West, John P. 
White, Sidney P. 
White, Winthrop K. 
Whitman, David O. 
Woodbridge, Lewis E. 
Wright, Herbert M. 



41 Whittier St. 
21 Balmoral St. 
Clark Rd. 
Love joy Rd. 
Center St. 
6 Chickering Ct. 
Lowell St. 
17 Summer St. 
Center St. 
8 Elm Ct. 
46 Chestnut St. 
36 Elm St. 
79 Haverhill St. 
Woodland Rd. 
Argilla Rd. 
Center St. 
River St. 
50 Salem St. 
19 Avon St. 
85 Main St. 
And over St. 
Andover St. 
Chester St. 
High St. 
60 Poor St. 
Real Estate 18 Carisbrooke St. 
Truck Driver River St. 

Carpenter Chester St. 

Farmer 78 Lowell St. 

Clerk Bellevue Rd. 

Electrician 30 Enmore St. 

Retired 84 Maple Ave 

Farmer Reservation St. 

Farmer Reservation St. 

Rubber Worker 35 Pine St. 

Painter 28 Washington Ave. 
Bldg. Cont. 116 Chestnut St. 



Carpenter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Moulder 

Laborer 

Contractor 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Carpenter 

Electrician 

Baker 

Gardener 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Overseer 

Banker 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Mill Worker 

Clerk 

Janitor 



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SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



;; >* The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year 1928. 

The Superintendent has kept the cemetery up to the high stand- 
ard of beauty and neatness as heretofore. 

During the winter and spring while the frost will be coming out 
of the ground, the entrances will be chained, except for funerals, 
keeping out autoists driving thru the cemetery and cutting up the 
roads. 

Of the 630 lot owners only 260 have placed their lots under 
perpetual care. The Trustees earnestly hope all others will place 
their lots under perpetual care, thus insuring the everlasting keep- 
ing of their lots. 

The Trustees thought it advisable to purchase a Ford truck for 
use in ■ .the 4 cemetery, thus saving the hire of a horse and cart 
which cost annually several hundred dollars. 

The Trustees recommend an appropriation of eight thousand 
dollars ($8000.00) to carry on the work of the cemetery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE, Chairman 
WALTER E. CURTIS 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
FRED SWANTON 
EVERETT LUNDGREN 
J. W. STARK 
FRED E. CHEEVER 

Fred E. Cheever, Clerk of Board of Trustees. 



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STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots sold as per last report 618 

Number sold in 1928 15 



Total number sold 633 

Total number single graves sold 220 

Number sold in 1928 3 



Total number sold 223 

Number of interments as per last report 1935 

Number of interments in 1928 70 



Total number interments 2005 

FRED A. SWANTON, 

Superintendent 



58 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: — 

Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1928. 

Whole number of arrests 111. Males 110; Females 1. 

OFFENSES 

Violation of the Automobile Law 31 

Gaming on the Lord's Day 7 

Breaking, entering and larceny 6 

Drunk 23 

Unruly boy 1 

Insane 6 

Larceny 5 

Cruelty to Animals 1 

Vagrancy 5 

Disturbance at Movies 3 

Violation Liquor Law 2 

Defacing Public Buildings 4 

Assault 3 

Non-support 3 

In possession stolen property 1 

Lewdness 1 

Held up to rob 1 

Malicious mischief 1 

Unlawful appropriation of Automobile 3 

Disturbance 4 

Total 111 

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MISCELLANEOUS 

Eines paid in Lower Court $607 . 00 

Fines paid in Superior Court 150.00 

Property stolen 1000 . 00 

Property recovered 400.00 

Police equipment 1000.00 

Traffic signs 800.00 

Dead bodies cared for 5 

Doors found open and secured, owners notified 109 

SUPERIOR COURT FINDINGS 

On probation 3 

No bill 2 

Filed 1 

Committed to House of Correction (3 months) 2 

Committed to House of Correction (30 days) 3 

Committed to Danvers State Hospital ( Superior Court) 1 



Total 12 
DISPOSITION OF CASES IN LOWER COURT 

On file 13 

Fined 31 

Made restitution 3 

Essex County Training School 2 

Held for Grand Jury 14 

Held for out-of-town officers 6 

On probation 13 

Discharged 5 

Appealed 6 

Committed to House of Correction 3 

'Suspended sentence to State Farm 2 

-Lost children cared for 6 

Continued for sentence 3 

Returned to State Infirmary at Tewksbury 4 



Total 111 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Chief of Police 

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REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



This has been a successful year in this department. We have 
cleaned up a number of miles of road in the out-lying districts 
of heavy brush, and can now do over half of the work with bush 
scythes. Have taken down some trees on the public streets which 
were in dangerous condition. Have set out 40 young maples on 
different streets and planted 3500 young pines on Indian Ridge. 

The condition of Carmel Woods is very bad. There are a 
lot of dead trees and underbrush which are a fire hazard and 
should be cleaned up. 

I would recommend the same amount, $5000 be appropriated 
as in the past to carry on this work, $500 to be spent in Carmel 
Woods. 

E. BURKE THORNTON, 

Tree Warden 



REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



The gypsy moth condition in some sections of the town is 
very bad. There were about 150 acres of wood-land stripped in 
the south end of the town this year. The rest of the district is 
about the same as last year. 

There is a large call for private work. The receipts from 
this work this year amounted to about $2200 which goes back into 
the town treasury. 

I would recommend the sum of $5000 as in the past be ap- 
propriated for this department. 

E. BURKE THORNTON, 

Moth Supt. 



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CHARITIES DEPARTMENT 



The year 1928 has been unique in the history of the Andover 
Public Welfare Department. 

During the last few months of the year the extreme business 
depression clue to conditions in the mills and factories has brought 
an unusual amount of unemployment into the mill district and has 
rendered the burden of the relief work greater than in former 
years. 

The new Town Welfare Worker, Miss Marion L. Smith, whose 
salary is supplied by the Red Cross, has endeavored to help solve 
the problems of the department in a constructive manner. Public 
and private relief has been centralized as far as possible and the 
various organizations, churches and individuals interested have 
cooperated with the Board to make the work a whole Town pro- 
position. It is hoped that by this plan a more comprehensive 
service may be rendered. 

We feel that the year 1929 will be an even more difficult period 
to work through, and ask for the continued cooperation of the 
Town's people, and wish to extend thanks to those who have al- 
ready assisted. 

The Town is especially indebted to the Red Cross for help 
during the last few months. 

The Board regrets the loss of Annie E. Swanton as matron of 
the Town Infirmary. Mrs. Swanton held this position 20 years, 
and has given to the Town a quality of service that merits the 
highest praise, and we feel that the Town has suffered a distinct 
loss by her retirement. 

The Board has, however, acquired the services of Bertha W. 
Thornton, who, we believe, will be a worthy successor to Mrs. 
Swanton and will give to the Town careful and efficient manage- 
ment in the conduct of this department. 

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The Infirmary buildings should be painted this year, and it is 
hoped we may be able to make needed alterations and improve- 
ments. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Public Welfare 



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INFIRMARY EXPENSES 



Appropriation 




Mrs. F. A. S wanton, matron 


$900.00 


Wages, employees 


1358.22 


Groceries and provisions 


3083.23 


Fuel 


673.50 


Equipment and repairs 


640.83 


Maintenance, buildings and grounds 


507.00 


Clothing 


213.59 


Light 


301.95 


Care of horse 


100.00 


Medicine and medical aid 


72.10 


Water 


80.00 


Telephone 


18.87 


Miscellaneous 


122.46 


Total expenditure 


$8071.75 


Balance 


428.25 



$8500.00 



$8500.00 $8500.00 



OUTSIDE RELIEF 



Appropriation $8000 . 00 

Paid for town cases 

Paid other cities and towns 

Paid State 

Total expenditure 
Balance 

$8000.00 $8000.00 
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$5037.98 
444.05 
550.98 


$6033.01 
1966.99 



AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

Appropriation $5000 . 00 

Town cases $2340.00 

Paid account other town 900.00 



Total expenditure $3240.00 

Balance 1760.00 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



STATISTICS OF ANDOVER INFIRMARY 

Number of inmates January 1, 1928 10 

Number admitted 1 

Number of deaths 1 

Number of inmates January 1, 1929 10 

Number between sixty and seventy 3 

Number between seventy and eighty 4 

Number between eighty and ninety 3 

MRS. F. A. SWANTON, Matron 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 




Appropriation 


$1500.00 


Refund 


15.00 


Total expenditure $1676.80 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 


161.80 


$1676.80 


$1676.80 


STATE AID 


- 


Appropriation 


$500.00 


Total expenditure $96.00 




Balance 404 . 00 





$500.00 $500.00 
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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Appropriation 




$7500.00 


Dog* Licenses 




848.92 


Received, Income 




3735.12 


Credit, over-payment 




73.00 


Approved bills 


$12157.04 





$12157.04 $12157.04 



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ASSESSORS' REPORT 



We herewith submit our annual report : 

Number of assessed polls, 2871 

Personal estate $4,506,694.00 

Real estate 1 3,049,450 . 00 







$17,556,144.00 


Tax on polls 


5,742.00 




Tax on Personal estate 


112,670.70 




Tax on Real estate 


326,236.88 








444,649.58 


Moth assessment 




2,158.40 


Abatements 






Personal 


124.03 




Real 


2,571.26 





2,695.29 

Rate of Taxation per $1000 $25.00 

Number of assessed 

Horses 286 

Cows 796 

Neat cattle 78 

Swine 156 

Fowl 21,341 

Dwellings 2,284 

Acres of land 17,657% 



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DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 



Number of assessed polls, 36 
Personal estate 
Real estate 



$2,525.00 
17,640.00 



Tax on Polls 

Tax on Personal estate 

Tax on Real estate 



$72.00 

63.13 

441.00 



$20,165.00 



$576.13 

FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



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MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 
Buildings 


Equip, and 
other property 


Total 


Town Hall 

Fire Department 

Police Department 

Schools 

Library 

Water Department 

Sewer Department 

Highway Department 

Tree Warden and Moth 

Department 
Infirmary 
Park Department 
Cemeteries 

Weights and Measures 
Town Scales 

Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 
Punchard School Fund 
Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 
Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 
Pomps Pond Beach 


$ 70000 
48000 

491700 

90000 

79950 

5000 

41500 
40350 
18000 

5000 

2800 
3500 


$ 8000 

40000 

500 

10000 

10000 

433050 

475000 

6000 

5000 
7500 

500 

350 

1000 

77000 
75000 


$ 78000 

88000 

500 

501700 

! 100000 

513000 

480000 

6000 

5000 

49000 

40350 

18500 

350 

1000 

5000 

77000 

75000 

2800 

3500 


Totals 


$895,800 


$1,148,900 


#2,044,700 



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REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR 



1925 



Amount of warrant 
Taxes abated 



$502.15 



$502.15 





$502.15 


$502.15 


1926 




Amount of warrant 




$26475.85 


Amount of moth warrant 




56.65 


Added to warrant 




4.49 


Interest 




2624.71 


Taxes collected 


$25695.62 




Moth collected 


56.65 




Interest 


2624.71 




Taxes abated 


784.72 






$29161.70 


$29161.70 


1927 




Amount of warrant 




$70599.72 


Amount of moth warrant 




262.40 


Added to warrant 




18.92 


Interest 




1930.43 


Taxes collected 


- $43630.72 




Moth collected 
Interest 


196.25 
1930.43 




Taxes abated 


432.93 




Taxes uncollected 


26554.99 




Moth uncollected 


66.15 





$72811.47 $72811.47 



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1928 



Amount of warrant 




$444649.58 


Amount of December warrant 




576.13 


Amount of Moth warrant 




2158.40 


Interest 




162.78 


Taxes collected 


$372418.72 




Moth collected 


1935.70 




Interest 


162.78 




Taxes abated 


2695 . 29 




Taxes uncollected 


70111.70 




Moth uncollected 


222.70 






$447546.89 $447546.89 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT, 1928 
Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 

$25695.62 

43630.72 

372418.72 


Moth Work 


• Interest 


Total 


1926 
1927 
1928 


$56.65 

196.25 

1935.70 


$2624.71 

1930.43 

162 . 78 


$28376.98 

45757.40 

374517.20 




$441745.06 


$2188.60 


$4717.92 


$448651.58 



Certificate of Lien 



$1.00 

WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 

Collector of Taxes 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Liabilities 

Water Bonds, 4% (2000) due 1929 $15000.00 

Water Bonds, 3%"% (3000) due 1929 14000.00 

Water Bonds, 414% (4000) due 1929 16000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1929 10000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000) due 1929 24000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 4%% (5000) due 1929 125000.00 
High School Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1929 40000.00 
Shawsheen School Bonds, 4%% (12000) 

due 1929 170000.00 

Essex Sanatorium Bonds, 4!/2% (7000) 

due 1929 42000.00 

Library Bonds, 4% (10000) due 1929 30000.00 





$486000.00 


Assets 




Cash, General Fund 


$22033.71 


Cash, Overlay Reserve 


37607.82 


Cash, Essex Sanatorium Fund 


10835.88 


Cash, War Bonus Surplus 


803.33 


Cash, River Road 


816.30 


Cash, Town House Repairs 


1828.01 


Cash, Smith-Hughes School Fund 


120.26 




$74045.31 


Uncollected Taxes 


96666.69 


Uncollected Moth Work 


288.85 



-Imount carried forward 



$96955.54 
$171000.85 



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Amount brought forward 

Commonwealth, State Aid 
Commonwealth, Mothers' Aid 
Other Towns, Outside Relief 
Sewer Assessments 
Water Rates Due Jan. 1, 1929 



Balance against Town 



, 


$171000.85 


$96.00 




11 3.00 




540.00 




5043.43 




9719.49 






$16568.92 




$187569.77 




298430.23 




$486000.00 



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GEORGE A. HIGGINS, in 



Dr. 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, General Fund 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, Outfall Sewer 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, War Bonus Surplus 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, Haverhill St. Bridge 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, Planning Board 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, Damages to Property 
Balance, Jan. 1, 1928, Essex Sanatorium Refund 
Commonwealth, Corporation Tax 
Commonwealth, Income Tax 
Commonwealth, Bank Tax 
Commonwealth, Street Railway Tax 
Commonwealth, Reimbursement Land Taxes 
Commonwealth, Smith-Hughes Fund 
Commonwealth, School Tuition 
Commonwealth, Vocational Education 
Commonwealth, State Aid 
Commonwealth, Tuberculosis Subsidy 
Commonwealth, Mothers' Aid 
Commonwealth, Moth Work 
Commonwealth, Hawker's Licenses 
Commonwealth, Haverhill Street 
Commonwealth, River Road 
Essex County, Dog Tax 
Essex County, Killing Dogs 
Essex County, Haverhill Street 
Essex County, River Road 
Andover National Bank, Notes 
Collector's Department, Taxes 
Collector's Department, Interest on Taxes 
Collector's Department, Moth Work 
Collector's Department, Certificate of Lien 
Board of Public Works, Water Rates 

Amount carried forward 



$52714.27 

3270.91 

803.33 

12500.00 

981.20 

1500.00 

17139.95 

68294.02 

65081.08 

4706.24 

912.85 

251.88 

165.00 

616.83 

1258.48 

168.00 

260.71 

547.00 

123.63 

224.00 

4776.85 

3888.98 

848.92 

43.00 

4776.85 

3888.98 

300000.00 

441745.06 

4717.92 

2188.60 

1.00 

36971.20 

$1035366.74 



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account with the Town of Andover 




Cr. 




Orders Paid 


* 


School Department 


$143612.30 


School Department, Smith-Hughes 




Fund 


44.74 


School Department and Board of Public 


Works, grading 


2499.75 


Town Officers 


15917.64 


Municipal Buildings 


3948.17 


Town House Improvements 


7171.99 


Fire Department 


29932.38 


Fire Department Motor Pump 


13000.00 


Brush Fires 


635 . 50 


Police Department 


26555.54 


Board of Health 


3671.65 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


6773.67 


Printing 


473.20 


Insurance 


6404.00 


Election and Registration 


2101.06 


Tree Warden 


4981.34 


Moth Department 


4841 . 12 


Retirement of Veterans 


300.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


433.18 


Public Dump 


390.00 


Town Scales 


100.00 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


1326.43 


Interest 


30467.22 


Water Bonds 


14000.00 


Sewer Bonds 


42000.00 


High School Bonds 


5000.00 


Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 


Memorial Hall Library Bonds 


10000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


12157.04 


Memorial Day 


600.00 


Post 99, G. A. R. 


200.00 


Andover Post No. 8, American Legion 1000.00 


Assessors' Survey 


3000.00 


Planning Board 


862.40 


Amount carried forward 


$413,400.32 



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GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Treas., in 

Dr. 

Amount brought forward $1035366.74 

Board of Public Works, Service Pipe 4685.21 

Sewer Department, Construction 765.00 

Sewer Department, Assessments 756.70 

Sewer Department, Interest on Assessments 45.73 

Spring Grove Cemetery 4321.09 

Town House Rentals 487 . 00 

Fire Department, Ambulance 105.57 

Fire Department, Sale of Junk 11.00 

Police Department 33 . 70 

Board of Health, Licenses 33 . 00 

Outside Relief 61.21 

Outside Relief Reimbursement 84.00 

Mothers' Aid 360.00 

School Department, Supplies 318.94 

Trial Justice Court, Fines 271.00 

Old Schoolhouse Ballardvale, Rentals 300.00 

Town Clerk, Licenses and Fees 297.75 

Inspector of Wires, Permits 97.00 

Gasoline Licenses 9.00 

Registration Fees 3.50 

Out-door Amusement Licenses 10.00 

Druggists' Liquor Licenses 2.00 

Building Inspector, Elevator License .50 

Eastern Mass. St. Ry. Bus Licenses 40.00 

Town Scales 44.85 

Memorial Hall Library, Maintenance 3735.12 

Memorial Hall Library, Fines 303.23 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 127.60 

Phillips Academy, Street Lighting 230.00 

Andover National Bank, Int. on deposits 2684.05 

Andover National Bank, Int. Sanatorium Fund 695.93 

Soldiers' Relief, Reimbursement 15.00 

Sinking Funds 37114.32 

Phillips Academy, Petition to County 3.00 



Total receipts $1,093,418.74 

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account with the Town of Andover, 

Cr. 



Amount brought forward 


$413400.32 


Inspector of Wires 


306.75 


Highway Department 


88190.18 


Haverhill Street 


21431.83 


River Road 


11961.66 


Sewer Department, Maintenance 


4960.41 


Sewer Department, Construction 


410.01 


Outfall Sewer 


3211.69 


Water Department, Maintenance 


29998.59 


Water Department, Construction 


25387.56 


Parks and Playstead 


3987.53 


Playstead Bleachers 


1374.26 


Infirmary 


8071.75 


Outside Relief 


6033.01 


Mothers' Aid 


3240.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


1676.80 


State Aid 


96.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


7500.00 


Street Lighting 


18198.12 


Essex Sanatorium, Maintenance 


5217.88 


County Tax 


35404.60 


Commonwealth, State Tax 


25245.00 


Commonwealth, Highway Tax 


3987.70 


Commonwealth, Soldiers' Exemption 


39.81 


Commonwealth, Corporation Tax 


29.17 


Commonwealth, Bank Tax 


6.43 


Overlay Reserve 


6.37 


Andover National Bank, Notes 


300000.00 


Total expenditures 


$1019373.43 


Balance on hand January 1, 1929 




General Fund 


$22033.71 


Overlay Reserve 


37607.82 


Essex Sanatorium Fund 


10835.88 


War Bonus Surplus 


803.33 


River Road 


816.30 


Town House Repairs 


1828.01 


Smith-Hughes School . Fund 


120.26 




J^W^ ^1 




/ tUtj . O 1 




$1093418.74 



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Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1928 $1059.95 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 53.62 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $1113.57 



$1113.57 



$1113.57 



Draper Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $1056.37 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 53.45 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $1109.82 



$1109.82 



$1109.82 



Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $405.39 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 20.49 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $425.88 



$425.88 



$425.88 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. . 
Balance January 1, 1928 $559.87 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 27.29 



$587.16 



Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. $20.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 567.16 



$587.16 



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Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $279.61 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 13.87 



Cr. 
N. C. Hamblin $10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 283.48 



Holt Fund School 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1928 $209.36 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 10.57 



Cr. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $219.93 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $532.47 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 25.67 



$293 . 48 



$293.48 



$219.93 



$219.93 



$558.14 

Cr. 

H. C. Sanborn, Supt. $25.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 533.14 

$558.14 

Isaac Giddings Burial Ground Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $1000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 50.62 

$1050.62 

Cr. 

Jonathan E. Holt $50.62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

$1050.62 

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Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1928 
Andover Saving's Bank, interest 



$1092.06 
54.67 



Cr. 



George D. Millett 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



$48.00 
1098.73 



$1146.73 



$1146.73 



Andover Village Improvement Society 

(Emeline S. Lincoln Fund) 
Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $1025.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 51.24 



Cr. 



Treasurer, A. V. I. S. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



$25.00 
1051.24 



$1076.24 



$1076.24 



Cemetery Funds 

Perpetual Care 
Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1928 $47540.56 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 2452.35 

Deposits for Perpetual Care 5227.50 



$55220.41 



Cr. 

Spring Grove Cemetery, for care of lots $1079.63 

Private Cemeteries, for care of lots 904.39 

Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 53236.39 



$55220.41 



80 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: — 
Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit my report of the Building Inspector's De- 
partment for the year 1928. 

A total of one hundred fifty-six permits were issued; ninety- 
three for new work and sixty-three for additions and alterations : 
Dwellings (single) 24 

Additions and Alterations 63 

Garages (single stall) 13 

Garages (more than one stall) 12 

Hen Houses 20 

Barns 4 

Sheds 3 

Gas Filling Stations 3 

Roadside Stands 3 

Tool Houses 2 

Camps 

Tower and Platform 
Swan House 
Rabbit Houses 
Greenhouses 
Library 
Dormitory 
Dining Hall 
Fraternity House 

156 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above 

the second story were inspected to see that they comply with 

the law relative to safety appliances, and a report of each in- 



spection was forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each sent 
to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Building Inspector 



82 



REPORT OF ANDOVER ASSESSORS' SURVEY 

FOR THE YEAR 1928 



Mr. Frank H. Hardy, 
Chairman, Board of Assessors, 
Andover, Massachusetts. 
Dear Sir: — 

Submitted herewith is a brief report of our work on the 
assessors' maps for the Town of Andover for the year 1928 : 

Field Work 

The survey of the entire thickly settled portion of the Town, 
including Shawsheen Village, has been completed and traverses 
surrounding this area have been figured and checked in order to 
comply with the necessary requirements of accuracy asked for by 
your Board. 

The total area which this survey covers is approximately two 
and five-tenths (2.5) square miles and is bounded by the Law- 
rence- Andover boundary line on the north ; by the North An- 
dover- Andover boundary line on the east; by Summer, Upland, 
Morton, Bartlet, Chapel, Phillips, Torr, and Central Streets on 
the south; and by Red Spring Road, Cuba, Stevens, North Main, 
and Poor Streets on the west. 

In addition to the completion of the survey of this area, we 
have, with the sanction of your Board, and in conjunction with 
the Board of Public Works, re-surveyed street lines and set street 
bounds on Harding Street, Carmel Road, Park and Main Streets, 
and have also established proposed lines on Dufton Road for 
acceptance by the Town. Plans of the above-mentioned streets 
have been made and filed with the Town Clerk. 



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Office Work 

To date thirty-nine (39) maps at the scale of 40' to 1" have 
been delivered to the Town. These completed maps cover an 
area of approximately seven hundred (700) acres, and seven 
more maps are nearing completion, one of these at the scale of 
40' to 1" and six at the scale of 100' to 1". These, when de- 
livered, will bring the total of finished work to an area of eleven 
hundred acres, or one and seven-tenths (1.7) square miles. 

The remainder of the Town, which has been surveyed, and 
this includes Shawsheen Village, has been plotted, but the work 
on checking of deeds at the Registry at Lawrence is not yet com- 
plete. 

In connection with our office work, we are duly grateful to 
the Town Clerk and his assistants for the help given in pro- 
viding information in connection with deed work, and to the of- 
fice of the Board of Public Works, including Mr. Gilliard and his 
assistants, for their help in the matter of street lines data so 
necessary to the proper completion of our mapping: 

Attached you will find a small map of the Town, showing in 
color the area completed, and also that iri which work is still 
under way. 

Thanking you and your Board for the kind cooperation which 
you have at all times accorded us, we are 

Very truly yours, 

MORSE & DICKINSON 

by Clinton F. Goodwin 



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TOWN PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 

Dear Sirs: — 

As Town Physician from March thru December, 1928, I wish 
to submit the following report : — 
Medical cases treated — 

1. House Calls 85 

2. Office Calls 33 
Maternity Cases 2 

Very truly yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M. D. 



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BOARD OF HEALTH NURSE 
AND AGENT 



To the Board of Health : 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the 
year 1928. There have been 325 contagious diseases reported, 
classified and compared with 1927 and 1926 as follows: 





1928 


1927 


1926 


Anthrax 


1 








Dog Bite 


2 








Influenza 


6 


1 


7 


Tuberculosis 


7 


11 


5 


Epidemic Cerebro- 








spinal Meningitis 





1 





Typhoid Fever 


1 





1 


Scarlet Fever 


13 


87 


62 


Diphtheria 


2 








Chicken Pox 


86 


17 


77 


Whooping Cough 


32 


29 


22 


Measles 


156 


20 


44 


Mumps 


4 


60 


199 


Lobar Pneumonia 


13 


12 


15 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 





8 





German Measles 





9 


30 


Septic Sore Throat 








1 


Gonorrhea 


1 


2 


1 


Totals 


324 


257 


464 


Deaths from 


Contagious Diseases 






1928 


1927 


1926 


Tuberculosis 


1 


7 


2 


Lobar Pneumonia 


6 


3 


8 



86 






1 














5 





3 


1 









Epidemic Cerebro- 
spinal Meningitis 
Diphtheria 
Influenza 
Measles 

Totals 13 11 13 

In 1928 we had a great decrease in the number of Scarlet Fever 
cases. In compiling the histories of the cases we find that most 
of the physicians are using the serum, which seems to be giving 
excellent results ; with the State Department of Health furnishing 
the serum for Scarlet Fever it has become more satisfactory, as 
it can be had at all times. 

The Well Baby Clinic, held every other Tuesday at the Andover 
Guild, has grown so that it is well established and is of great value 
to both the mother and the child. In attendance at our clinic we 
have had quite a number of new babies from out of town, and the 
history card from the former clinic which examined the child 
has been presented. The one nearest to our system of filing came 
from California. It is very gratifying to the Clinic to feel that 
mothers from coast to coast are interested enough in this branch 
of Public Health work to keep these histories, so that this work 
can be carried on in a very systematic way. 

The staff of the Well Baby Clinic has two physicians, two 
nurses, and a matron chosen by the Andover Branch of the Red 
Cross nursing committee. The matron meets the mothers and 
cares for the children while awaiting an interview by the doctors. 

One case of Typhoid Fever was reported this year. In going 
into the case, as to contact, it is quite firmly established that the 
infection was caused by clams brought to the home by some 
friends. As the case happened to occur in a locality where there 
is no sewer, great precautions were taken as to disinfection and 
the members of the family were immunized against Typhoid 
Fever, and no other cases developed. 

It seems that some people took an unfair advantage of the 

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road being closed to the public dump, and the consequences were 
that many law abiding people had to suffer because of the fact 
that careless people dumped their refuse any place that was handy, 
regardless of other people's property. 

Small Pox seems to have made its appearance in many places 
this year, which has been quite unusual. We had one remote contact 
case ; the patient was vaccinated and we were fortunate enough to 
escape any other cases. 

Lobar Pneumonia and Influenza is being kept well under con- 
trol. Perhaps in no two diseases have the public been so well in- 
formed as to how to care for themselves and how to be very 
careful of relapses ; for they have learned that a relapse is in 
many cases fatal. 

Measles seems to have outnumbered all other reportable dis- 
eases this year ; but when one takes into consideration the number 
of our population it could have doubled this number and still be 
a very small percentage. 

Dog Bite is becoming a very serious question. All cases of 
Dog Bite must be reported and the dog must be chained up for at 
least ten days, and it cannot be released except by the Animal 
Inspector. 

All communicable diseases must be reported to the local Board 
of Health. Any person concealing a contagious or infectious dis- 
ease, that is reportable by law, will be prosecuted accordingly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R. N. 



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AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 



We have examined the accounts of the Town Officers and find 
them correct with satisfactory vouchers to cover payments. 

The Treasurer's funds have been verified and Bank Balances 
have been checked and agree with the Cash Book. Trust Funds 
have been verified and accounts of Trustees examined. 

The Town Treasurer had on deposit in the Andover National 
Bank and Cash on hand $74,045.31 as of December 31st, 1928. 

HARRY SELLARS 
WALTER H. COLEMAN 
DAVID L. COUTTS 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of February, 
1929. 

Chester W. Holland, Notary Public. 
My commission expires August 9, 1929. 



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PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Rev. E. VICTOR BIGELOW MYRON E. GUTTERSON 

Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

HENRY G. TYER JOHN H. CAMPION 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



January 1, 1928 



Cash in Banks 


$37225.00 


Real Estate Mortgages 


39775.00 


Transferred from Income Acct. 


150.00 


December 31, 1928 




Cash in Banks 


$21225.00 


Real Estate Mortgages 


30925 . 00 


Loan, secured by collateral 


25000.00 


INCOME ACCOUNT 


January 1, 1928 




Cash on hand 


$2338.50 


Interest received 


3633.89 



$77150.00 



$77150.00 



$5972 . 39 



EXPENDITURES 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor $2560.00 

N. C. Hamblin, Principal 1100.00 

Insurance 50.00 

Interest adjustment 29.70 

Stationery 10.25 

Safe Deposit Box rent 10.00 

Flowers 5.00 

E. E. Hammond, Treasurer 100.00 

Transferred to Principal Fund 150.00 

Cash on hand December 31, 1928 1957.44 



$5972.39 



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GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1928 

Cash in Savings Bank $285.99 

Dividends received 14.44 



Prizes awarded 10.00 

December 31, 1928 

Cash in Savings Bank 290.43 



RESERVE FUND 

January 1, 1928 

Cash in Savings Bank $3221.50 

Interest received 163.07 



December 31, 1928 
Cash in Savings 


Bank 
DRAPER 


FUND 






January 1, 1928 
Cash on hand 
Dividends receive 


:d 

rded 
Bank 




$1605. 
81. 


87 
24 


Scholarships awa 


$1687.11 
75.00 


December 31, 1928 
Cash in Savings 






BARNARD FUND 
January 1, 1928 
Cash on hand 
Dividend Uunion Pac, R. R. 


$25.50 
40.00 



$300.43 



$300.43 



$3384.57 
$3384.57 



$1612.11 



$65 . 50 



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Prizes Awarded 

First $20.00 

Second 12.00 

Third 8.00 
December 31, 1928 

Cash on hand 25.50 

$65.50 



EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 

Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precints One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz : The Town House in Precinct One ; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Two ; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three ; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on MONDAY, THE 
FOURTH DAY OF MARCH, 1929, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on 
the following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the Board 
of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board of 
Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, 
three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for seven years, Tree Warden for one year, one member 
of Planning Board for two years (to fill vacancy), one member 
of Planning Board for five years, and all town officers required 
by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

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After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
the General Laws, to Monday, March 11th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. at 
the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following articles, 
namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding Mothers 
with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to Persons 
and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town Scales, High- 
way Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, 
Memorial Day, Post 99, G. A. R., Andover Post No. 8, American 
Legion, Municipal Buildings, Parks and Playsteads, Police, Print- 
ing, Election and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis 
Hospital Maintenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, Re- 
serve Fund, Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, Library, 
Essex Sanatorium and Shawsheen School Bonds, Schools, Sewer 
Maintenance and Construction, Soldiers' Relief, Spring Grove 
Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town Officers, Tree Warden 
and Moth Department, Water Maintenance and Construction, and 
other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$50000.00 to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding the roadway, 
known as North Main Street, from Andover Square to Stimpson's 
Bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost will be 
borne by the State and County of Essex, and to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds 
or notes of the town if found necessary for the payment of said 
work, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5.- — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$40000.00 for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and other 
improvements at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 



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Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $4500.00 provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex, for improvement of River Road in 
West Andover so-called, on petition of Board of the Public Works. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$4000.00 to erect a wire fence around the playstead, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote that the southerly 
end of Bartlet Street, between Chapel Avenue and Wheeler Street 
be closed to public traffic, and that the private way known as 
Wheeler Street be accepted as a public way as approved by the 
Board of Survey, the said street to be resurfaced and graded, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works in accordance 
with the plan of the Trustees of Phillips Academy, the expense 
thereof to be borne by said Academy, on petition of John V. Holt 
and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a way 
known as Boston Road extending from Rattlesnake Hill Road 
to Gould Road, on petition of George Bernard and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the 
Water Service from Salem Street to the residence of Honora 
Glowacki on Gray Road, a distance of about 700 feet and appro- 
priate the sum of $1750.00 therefor, on petition of John D. Urqu- 
hart and others. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will authorize the construc- 
tion of a sewer on Union Street and appropriate the sum of 
$2800.00 therefor and accept the same as a part of the sewerage 
system, on petition of Mary A. Robinson and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to rebuild Union 
Street from the Lawrence line to North Main Street, the same to 
be permanently constructed as a continuation of the road already 
installed by the City of Lawrence and appropriate the sum of 
$33750.00 therefor, on petition of D. Arthur Bell and others. 

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Article 13. — To see if the town will authorize the School 
Committee to employ expert advice for purposes of a survey for 
changes and additions in school room accommodations and gym- 
nasium facilities and appropriate a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ($500.00) therefor, on petition of the School Committee. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will petition the Director of 
i\ccounts of the Department of Corporations and Taxation for the 
installation of an accounting system, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, or take any action re- 
lative thereto. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Sections 21 to 25 of Chapter 406 Acts of 1928, an 
amendment to Chapter 136 of the General Laws, relating to 
certain sports and games on the Lord's Day. 

Article 16. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 17. — To determine what disposition shall be made 
of unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 18. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 19. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 
of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventh day of February A. D., 1929. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 
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RECOMMENDATIONS OF FINANCE 

COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee submits the following report: 

After its appointment, following last year's Town Meeting, the 
Finance Committee adopted a policy of trying to keep in touch* 
with each department conducting the town business throughout 
the year, so that it might have a better survey of the whole field 
when the time came to consider the budget, and also that it might 
be in a better position to justify suggestions for improvement 
whether of economy or greater efficiency. 

After all, the matter of spending town's money and buying 
things with it is no different in character from that of individual 
spending. Of course, the town cannot get any money to spend 
except as we, the townspeople, give it. The tax-payer isn't the 
only one who gives, but every one of us, tax-payer or not, pays 
and pays more in increased rents and higher cost of living as the 
amounts we vote to buy this or that are piled one on top of the 
other. 

There is nothing truer than that each one of us townsmen of 
Andover has a big stake in this businesss of voting and spending 
the town's money ; and because it strikes the pocket nerve of each 
one of us, it is ordinary common sense such as we exercise every 
day in our own private affairs to select for the buying those things 
which we need and can afford. We should have in mind, however, 
that economy in government is not so much evidenced by a 
lessened expenditure as it is by a wise expenditure. 

Among the projects which for years has been held in abeyance 
because of inability to bring it to a head to the best financial ad- 
vantage to the town, but which has long been regarded as some- 

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thing which must be done when the right time arrived, is the re- 
location and reconstruction of North Main Street from Andover 
Square to Stimpson's Bridge. The right time seems to be now, 
and for the work this year we have approved the appropriation of< 
$50,000, as proposed in Article IV of the warrant. We think the 
amount of the appropriation should be paid for from the current 
tax levy. Having this in mind we have recommended the re- 
duction to the lowest degree of other expenditures, with the result 
that if the town meeting agrees with our recommendations as 
herein submitted, the North Main Street improvement can be 
financed by the "pay-as-you-go" policy without any substantial, 
if any, increase in the tax rate. 

To keep the tax rate stabilized is a most desirable accomplish- 
ment. To keep it so stabilized at the figure Andover has exper- 
ienced and at the same time enjoy the reasonable necessities is not 
only much more desirable, but is most unusual. To continue this 
has been our problem, and we believe we have succeeded without 
undue hardship. 

As to the other special articles in the warrant we recommend 
as follows: 

Article V, calling for the expenditure of $40,000 for a new 
steam pump at the Water Works, has not met with our approval. 
Apparently the need exists for some action, however, and instead 
we recommend the appropriation of $2,000 for the purchase 
of a new electrically driven pump and necessary alterations which 
will, in our judgment, take care of the problem. 

Article VI, asking for $4,500 for the River Road, does not meet 
with our approval, in view of our recommendation as to the North 
Main Street project. Further, we are informed that no appro- 
priation has been or will be made by the County this year for this 
road. 

Article VII, calling for an expenditure of $4,000 for a wire 
fence around the Playstead, we disapprove for the reasons here- 
inbefore set forth. 



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Articles VIII and IX do not require action by the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Article X, with reference to an appropriation of $1,750 for 
water extension on Salem Street, we recommend. 

Article XI, for an appropriation of $2,800 for sewer in Union 
Street, we recommend be postponed until next year, on the sug- 
gestion of the Board of Public Works. 

Article XII, calling for an appropriation for $33,500 for re- 
building of Union Street, does not meet with our approval, nor 
that of the Board of Public Works. We doubt that the town de- 
sires to build the Andover end of this road of three-car-wide con- 
struction. Probably something will have to be done on this in- 
creasingly used artery sooner or later, but Article XII presents 
a project which should receive more thorough consideration in the 
endeavor to reduce the cost to the town to the minimum, and we 
think that this should be now ordered. 

Article XIII provides for an appropriation of $500 for a survey 
of the school facilities of the town. We doubt that such survey 
would be of any greater value than one made by our Superinten- 
dent of Schools, or by a committee which might have consider- 
ation of the matter upon appointment by the Moderator. We 
think this expenditure unnecessary and therefore recommend its 
rejection. 

The balance of the articles do not require action by the Finance 
Committee. 

The total of last year's appropriation, including State and 
County tax and special articles of the warrant, amounted to 
$660,533.88. 

The recommendations of this year require, including depart- 
mental expenditures, North Main Street project, the other special 
articles of the warrant, and the State and County tax, $654195.49 

With the foregoing considerations in mind, your Finance Com- 
mittee thinks it is justified in recommending that the Town 
Meeting adopt the following budget : 

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Almshouse $10,350.00 

Increase over last year of $1,850.00, for additions 
to buildings and repairs. 
Almshouse, Relief out 8,000.00 

Aiding Mothers with dependent children 5,000.00 

American Legion 1,000.00 

Assessors' Survey 3,000.00 

Board of Health 4,500.00 

Brush Fires 1,000.00 

Claims for damage to personal property 3,000.00 

Reduction of $1,000.00 
Elections 1,000.00 

Reduction of $1,200.00 
Essex Hospital 5,172.49 

Increase of $45.39 — assessed by County against 
Town for Tuberculosis Hospital. 
Fire Department 29,500.00 

Reduction of $465.00. 
G. A. R. 200.00 

Highways : 

Maintenance 50,000.00 

New Construction 16,550.00 

Reduction of $13,450.00; amount recommended for 
construction of Poor Street, Red Spring Road, and 
Cuba Street, and for curbing on North Main Street. 

Interest 29,000.00 

Reduction of $2,000.00 

Insurance 6,600 . 00 

Increase of $200.00 

Library 7,800.00 

Increase of $300.00 

Memorial Day 850.00 

Increase of $250.00 covering greater cost 

Parks and Playgrounds : Maintenance 4,000 . 00 



Amount carried forward $186,522.49 

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Amount brought forward $186,522.49 

Police 29,000.00 

Increase of $2,700.00. Period of 12 months covered 
by additional wages instead of nine. Additional 
special officers and purchase of police auto. 
Pomps Pond 2,000.00 

Increase of $500.00 for purchase of boat and cost of 
extension of beach. 
Printing 600.00 

Public Dump 400.00 

Reserve Fund Nothing 

Reduction of $3,000.00 

Retirement of Bonds 48,000.00 

Retirement of Veteran 300 . 00 

Schools 149,198.00 

Increase of $5,584.00 for period of twelve months 
covered by additional wages in place of nine; and 
cost of extension of school transportation. 
Sewers 6,200.00 

Increase of $1,200.00. By ruling of accounting div- . 
ision at Boston, all earnings of a department must be 
paid into the Town Treasury. Payments for house 
connections heretofore used for sewer work come 
under this ruling, hence the increase. 
Snow removal 8,000.00 

Soldiers Relief 2,500.00 

Increase of $1,000.00 for added relief. 

Sealers Weights and Measures 500.00 

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Spring Grove Cemetery 8,000.00 

Increase of $1,200.00. Purchase of a truck if nec- 
. essary; also proper apparatus for services at grave. 

State Aid 500.00 



Amount carried forward $441,720.49 

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Amount brought forward $441,720.49 

Street Lighting 19,800.00 

Increase of $1,313.00. Additional lights on Lowell 
Street ; also higher power lights on Main Street. 
Town Buildings 4,200.00 

Town Officers 17,250.00 

Increase of $575 . 00. Increase of $250 . 00 in pay for 
Collector, added because of duties in connection with 
auto excise tax. Twelve months covered by pay in- 
creases instead of nine. 
Town Scales 125.00 

Tree Warden 5,000.00 

Moth Work 5,000.00 

Water 

Maintenance 30,000.00 

Construction 12,000.00 

$2,000.00 of this is for renewal of pipes necessitated 
by the contemplated reconstruction and relocation of 
North Main Street and bridges. 
Wire Inspector 350.00 



Total $535,445.49 

Special Articles 53,750.00 



$589,195.49 

The Finance Committee recommends the following action re- 
garding the special articles in the warrant and for the reasons 
hereintofore stated. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$50,000.00 to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding the road- 
way, known as North Main Street, from Andover Square to 
Stimpson's Bridge, it being understood that the balance of the 
cost will be borne by the State and County of Essex, and to 
authorize the treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
issue bonds or notes of the town, if found necessary, for the 

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payment of said work, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 
Approved with the recommendation that the amount be paid 
out of the tax levy. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$40,000.00 for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and 
other improvements at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Not approved as proposed, but the expenditure of $2,000.00 
for installation of a new electrically driven pump and necessary 
alterations recommended. . 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
not exceeding $4,500.00 provided, however, a like amount of 
money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex, for improvement of River Road in 
West Andover, so-called, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Not approved. 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$4,000.00 to erect a wire fence around the Playstead, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Not approved. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote that the southerly end 
of Bartlet Street, between Chapel Avenue and Wheeler Street be 
closed to public traffic, and that the private way known as Wheeler 
Street be accepted as a public way as approved by the Board of 
Survey, the said street to be resurfaced and graded, subject to the 
approval of the Board of Public Works in accordance with the 
plan of the Trustees of Phillips Academy, the expense thereof to 
be borne by said Academy, on petition of John V. Holt and others. 

No action by Finance Committee necessary. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a way 

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known as Boston Road, extending from Rattlesnake Hill Road 
to Gould Road, on petition of George Bernard and others. 
No action by Finance Committee necessary. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the Water 
service from Salem Street to the residence of Honora Glowacki 
on Gray Road, a distance of about 700 feet and appropriate the 
sum of $1750.00 therefor, on petition of John D. Urquhart and 
others. 

Approved. 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will authorize the construction 
of a sewer on Union Street and appropriate the sum of $2,800.00 
therefor, and accept the same as a part of the sewerage system, 
on petition of Mary A. Robinson and others. 

Not approved. Postponement to next year recommended. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to rebuild Union 
Street from the Lawrence line to North Main Street, the same 
to be permanently constructed as a continuation of the road al- 
ready installed by the City of Lawrence and appropriate the sum 
$33,750.00 therefor, on petition of D. Arthur Bell and others. 

Not approved. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will authorize the School Com- 
mittee to employ expert advice for purposes of a survey for 
changes and additions in school room accommodations and gym- 
nasium facilities, and appropriate a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ($500.00) therefor, on petition of the School Com- 
mittee. 

Not approved. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will petition the Director of 
Accounts of the Department of Corporations and Taxation for 
the installation of an accounting system, in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

No action by the Finance Committee necessary. 

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SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended $535,445.49 

Special expenditures recommended 53,750.00 



$589,195.49 
State and County Tax (estimated) 65,000.00 



Total $654,195.49 

Receipts estimated 213,000.00 



$441,195.49 



Valuation 



Net valuation 1928 1929 (Estimated) 

$17,556,144.00 $17,200,000.00 

(Auto valuation out in 1929 by law) 
Computation of tax rate for 1929 using the above figures : 

$441,195.49 

= $25.50 + 

$17,200,000.00 



Tax rate for 1926 — $28.80 
Tax rate for 1927— 25.50 
Tax rate for 1928— 25.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman 

JOHN A. ARNOLD 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

JAMES H. EATON 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Secretary 

WALTER M. LAMONT 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



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TRUSTEES OF 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
JOHN C. ANGUS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN > 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL EDITH DONALD 

In Charge of Junior Room 
AGATHA R. WADE 

Assistant 
MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



The Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library invite the atten- 
tion of the citizens to the report of the Librarian. This report 
covers in detail the activities of the past year. 

The citizens of Andover have always had a fine interest in 
their public library, an interest expressed in many ways other 
than by pa nonage of its facilities. The funds for the original 
building v/ere raised by popular subscription, and, in addition, 
gifts and bequests from public-minded citizens have permitted the 
accumulation of trust funds to the amount of seventy-two thou- 
sand dollars. The interest from these funds pays a substantial 
part of the library expenses. The recent remodeling of the 
building is further evidence of the desire of the community to 
have proper library facilities. 

There is a constant effort on the part of the Trustees and the 
library staff to respond to this attitude by giving every service 
which the library can properly furnish. This means much more 
than the detail of exchanging books ; it means pleasant sur- 
roundings and courteous efficiency, skilled aid and advice for 
students and research workers, discrimination in book and 
magazine buying; and an active contact with popular trends and 
demands. 

During the current year, it is planned to have the library 
reading-room open during hours other than those called for in the 
schedule which has been in effect for several years. The results 
will indicate whether or not there is a demand for a different 
schedule. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman 

FREDERICK A. WILSON 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

BURTON S. FLAGG 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

JOHN C. ANGUS 

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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
Receipts 



Town Appropriation 


$7500.00 


Dog Tax 


848.92 


Investments 


3735.12 


Transfer of Entry to proper account 


73.00 


Total 


$12157.04 


Expenditures 




Salaries 


$7520.38 


Light and Heat 


933.73 


Periodicals 


235.60 


Bookbinding 


485.60 


Books 


1742.23 


Insurance 


440.23 


Flag Pole and Flag 


204.95 


Office Expenses 


139.42 


New England Decorating Co. 


50.00 


Sundries 


404.90 



Total 

Memorial Hall Securities 
Dayton Power & Light, 5s 
Indiana-Michigan Electric Co., 5s 
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co, 5s 
Boston Elevated, 4%s 
Boston & Maine R. R, 5s 
Jersey Central Power & Light Co, 5%s 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co, 5s 
New England Power Assoc, 5s 
Boston Elevated, 4s 

Amount carried forward 



$12157.04 

$1000.00 
3000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
2000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
6000.00 

10000.00 

$26,000.00 



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Bangor & Aroostook R. R., 4s 11000.00 

Chicago Railways Co., 5s 10000.00 

Montreal Tramways, 5s 10000.00 

American Tel. & Tel. Co., 4 shares 571.50 

Savings Banks 14676.88 



$72248.38 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, Treasurer 

This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 
of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income received therefrom, 
have been checked and are found to be correct. All other items 
in the above statement are examined by the Auditors elected by 
the Town of Andover. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Auditors 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: — 

Gentlemen : — 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1928. 

At the close of 1927, when our report showed the largest use 
of the library in its fifty-five years of history, we did not an- 
ticipate that the end of 1928 could bring an increase of 20% 
over that record. In the twelve months just past, the Memorial 
Hall Library has issued for. home use 64,757 books, which isi 
10,447 more than during the previous year. This increased use is 
1752 volumes in the junior room and 8695 in the adult library. 

The larger use of the junior room was to be expected, but the 
marked increase in the adult department is especially satisfactory. 
A separate room for the children was important, but the chief 
needs constantly stressed for remodeling the building, were space 
for books and for readers. There can be no possible doubt that 
this great increase in use of the main library is due to the build- 
ing being so much more attractive and convenient. Students now 
spend hours at a time in alcoves or reference room. 

This increased use is impressive when mentioned in terms of 
books only, but it involves more. Books taken from the library 
mean books returned, so that the circulation for the year means 
the actual physical handling of nearly 130,000 books, which in 
itself is no small item. 



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Increased use means increased work in keeping stacks and 
shelves in order. Perhaps not everyone realizes that in a well- 
arranged library, every book has its own especial place in relation 
to others, and in a library like ours, where people have access to 
the shelves, every increased use means extra work in keeping 
books from being misplaced. A book out of place is temporarily 
lost. 

Increased use means an increased amount of reference work, 
a greater number of subjects to be looked up, more questions to 
be answered. There have been times during the past year when 
three workers could have been kept busy helping readers. 

Increased use means a greater number of books to be mended 
or sent to the bindery. A very large amount of repair work is 
done by the staff, and a book does not go to be rebound until it 
is absolutely in need of a new cover. 

The increased use of the library shows itself in an increased 
interest in new books. During the year we have tried to supply 
demands from many sources and concerning many subjects. It is 
the aim of every progressive library to buy the highest type of 
books in which it can interest its public, and we are proud of the 
fact that Andover not only reads, but demands a hue type of 
literature. On one occasion during the summer, a party of 
trustees came from another town to see our improvements, with a 
view to remodeling their own library. Almost at once, the chair- 
man of the board became firmly anchored to our case of new 
books and there he remained. From time to time, others of the 
party returned from various parts of the building and tried to re- 
move him. He was finally induced to attend to the business for 
which he came, but he did so with the remark: "I should like to 
read every book in that case, and I should also like to know why 
we don't have such books in our library." 

Especial attention has been directed to selecting books on 
architecture, painting, and applied arts, with the result that art 
students and study clubs have expressed their appreciation of our 
improved collections. Interest in biography, psychology and re- 
ligious books has been sustained. We have tried to supply the 

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needs of teachers and normal school students. Of course it is 
impossible to buy all the new fiction, but we try to get the best. 

All through the year the library has had constant out-of-town 
visitors, who have come through interest in the remodeled build- 
ing. Among them have been many Massachusetts librarians and 
trustees, and others from Maine, Michigan, Connecticut and 
Vermont, an artist from Boston, a contractor from Worcester, 
and an architect from Philadelphia, who said that he had heard 
even in that city of a remarkable piece of work done by Andover 
upon one of its civic buildings. Since he spent the whole morn- 
ing taking notes, it may well be that some building in Philadelphia 
is benefiting by Andover's example. He was especially impressed 
by the great amount that had been done for the money appro- 
priated. 

During the year we have been asked to furnish photographs 
of the exterior and interior of the building for the American 
Library Association headquarters in Chicago, for the Massa- 
chusetts Library Commision, for use at the Portland meeting of 
New England librarians, and for the Maine Library Commision. 
This last organization also asked for rough floor plans. It is plain 
that the Memorial Hall Library has been promoted to the proud 
position of a model building. It is certainly so in regard to beauty 
and convenience, both for the public and the staff. 

The Junior room continues to be the centre for busy, happy 
children. During the summer, the Travel Club met weekly to 
discuss the books they had read of other lands. Some of these 
books were dramatized by the children themselves with real skill 
and perception of the salient points of the narrative. One am- 
bitious stage manager afforded a smile when she turned the story 
of a little Russian girl into a play of seven acts, "which could 
have been more, only Miss Wade wouldn't let me change the end 
of the book." 

With November came the story hour and also the reading for 
the state certificates, which the children do with enthusiasm. The 
constant use they make of this room and their air of proprietor- 
US' 



ship shows how much the place means to them. There have been 
many gifts to the junior room, more dolls from other lands, and 
also many interesting loans, by which whole scenes illustrating 
history, or life in foreign countries, have been arranged in the 
exhibition case. One of the most appreciated was the Nativity 
scene lent by Abbot Academy, through the kindness of Miss 
Bailey. Its beauty drew numerous older visitors. Miss Alice 
Jenkins presented a plaster model of a tiger, and Mr. George 
Ripley gave the room a Christmas present of a number of new 
books. 

The erection of a wrought-iron fence across the front of the 
library grounds by the Andover Village Improvement Society, is 
an appreciated addition. A flag-pole has been erected in the south- 
east corner of the lawn. The terraces at the south and west of 
the building are in need of attention. When this is done, the 
library grounds will be in good order. 

The branch at Ballardvale continues its popularity, having; 
circulated 7240 books. As the older children reach high school 
age, it is natural that they should prefer to take books from the 
main library, and to do most of their school and reference work in 
Andover. This results in the books of the branch library being 
used mainly for recreation. This fall, a beginning was made with 
the Bradlee school in the state certificate work, a beginning which 
will be followed up during 1929. 

Our satisfaction with the use and public appreciation shown 
during the year does not blind us to the fact that, much as has 
been accomplished, there is much yet to be done. While the 
circulation of a library may reach and remain at the level normal 
for its especial community, reference and school work always offer 
wider opportunities. We hope, during 1929. to develop still 
further both these lines of work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 

Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 57517 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 7240 

Total number issued for home use 64757 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 3617 

Books added by purchase 926 

Books added by gift 134 

Total additions 1060 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost, etc. 238 

Number of books in the library 27338 

Volumes rebound 461 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 74 

BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 7240 

Books added by purchase 74 

Books added by gift 37 

Total additions 111 

Books now belonging to the branch 2370 



GIFTS 



Gifts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state 
and government departments, from other libraries, from the 
A. V. I. S., the Andover Natural History Society, the American 
Legion, and from the following individuals : 

Mrs. J. N. Ashton; C. K. Bancroft; Miss Mary Bell; E. T. 
Brewster; Mrs. Walter Buck; Miss J. B. Carpenter; Miss M. F. 
Carpenter; Miss L. M. Chandler; Thaxter Eaton; Mrs. V. M. 
Fitzhugh ; Mrs. George Grover ; Howard Harrington ; Rev. C. 
W. Henry; Mrs. Otis Keith; Miss A. W. Kuhn; Mrs. Andrew 
Lawrie ; John Richardson ; Alfred Ripley ; G. B. Ripley ; B. F. 
Stafford; Miss Jane Wood. 

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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 

The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 9 
in the afternoon and evening. The junior room is open from 
3 to 8 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name 
may have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard 
School are required to have their applications endorsed by both 
parent and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents 
for every day overdue. A few of these books most in demand 
are issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the 
book pocket, "Seven-day book." Books lost or damaged must 
be paid for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, 
nor may they be transferred from one card to another. They 
must be definitely returned to the library by each borrower. 
Other books may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, 
and if a work not fiction is especially desired for any serious 
purpose, notice of its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
than to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 

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record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 
amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN 
FOR THE READING ROOM 

American City 

American Home 

American Legion Monthly (gift) 

American Mercury 

American monthly Review of Reviews 

Antiques 

Atlantic monthly 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Century 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Drama 

Etude 

Forum 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

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Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

International studio (gift) 

Ladies' home journal 

Libraries 

Library journal 

Life 

Literary digest 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

Nation 

National geographic magazine 

Nature (gift) 

Nineteenth century 

North American review 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

Recreation 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scientific monthly (gift) 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Youth's companion 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Tribune 

New York Times 



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NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1928 

State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballardvale branch are also omitted. 

(Books marked * are gifts) 

REFERENCE BOOKS 

028.5 B81 Brown, Zaidee, ed. Standard catalog for high school 

libraries. 

016.8 D55 Dickinson, A.D. comp. Best books of our time, 1901-1925. 

920.07 J63 Dictionary of American biography, v.l. 

910.5 N21i National Geographic magazine. Index, 1899-1925. 

426.6 W33 Walker, John, comp. Rhyming dictionary. 
031 W89 World book. lOv. 

PERIODICALS 

352 A51 American city, v. 37, 38. 

051 R32 American review of reviews, v. 76, 77. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 140, 141. 

052 B56 Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, v. 222, 223. 
051 B64 Bookman, v. 66. 

051 C33 Century, v. 115. 

905 C93 Current history, v. 26, 27. 

051 F47 Forum, v. 78, 79. 

716 G16 Garden magazine and home builder, v. 46. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 155, 156. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 63. 

705 161 International studio, v. 88-90. 

020.5 L61 Library journal, v. 52. 

051 L70 Literary digest, v. 96, 97. 

051 L71 Littell's living age, v. 333-334. 

266 M69 Missionary review, v. 50. 

910.5 N21 National Geographic magazine, v. 52, 53. 

051 N62 Nineteenth century, v. 102. 

051 N81 North American review, v. 224, 225. 

051 094 Outlook, v. 147-149. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 48-49. 

020.5 P96 Public libraries, v. 32. 

370.5 S35 School arts magazine, v. 27. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 137, 138. 

505 S41 Scientific monthly, v. 24-26. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 82-83. 

051 S147 St. Nicholas, v. 55, pt. 1. 

051 W89 World's work, v. 54-55. 

ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Charitable Donation Fund) 
133.5 A21 * Adams, Evangeline. Astrology. 

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131 A3? 
150 A23 
181 B38 
140 B76 
150 C19 
131 F52 
173 G35o 
173 G918p 
150 H721 
134 L17 
140 L32 
110 L82 
150 M14o 
172.4 M83 
150 016b 
150 R51 
192 R91p 
150 S98 

149 U55 

150 W33w 
136 W41 
150 W63e 
230 B87b 
220 B81 
232.9 B88 
268 C55 
215 D56r 
289.9 F38 
232.9 F54 
260 F54 
292 F83 
230 G39c 
230 G39s 
245 G41 
252 G65u 
215 H98 
266 J35 
266 J71r 
282 K77 
252 L92 
266 Mil 
230 M61m 
262 M79 
220.92 M99 
248 R81i 
268 R91 

268 S53 
232.9 W89 



376.9 A126 
378 A58 



Alexander, James. Thought control in everyday life. 

Adler, Alfred. Understanding human nature. 

Beck, Mrs. L. A. Story of oriental philosophy. 

Brightman, E. S. Philosophy of ideals. 

Carlill, H. F. Socrates. 

Fishbein & White. Why men fail. 

Gibson, J. E. On being a girl. 

Groves, E. R. & G. H. Parents and children. 

Hollingsworth, L. S. Psychology of the adolescent. 

* Lambert, H. C. General survey of psychical phenomena. 
Larrabee, H. A. What philosophy is. 

Lodge, Sir Oliver. Science and human progress. 
McDougall, William. Outline of psychology. 

* Morrison, C. C. Outlawry of war. 
Oppenheim, James. Behind your front. 
Ritter, W. E. Natural history of our conduct. 
Russell, Bertrand. Philosophy. 

Storck, John. Man and civilization. 
Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism. 
Watson, J. B. Ways of behaviorism. 
Wickes, F. G. Inner world of child study. 
Wiggam, A. E. Exploring your mind. 
Brown, W. A. Beliefs that matter. 
Browne, Lewis. The graphic Bible. 
Bundy, W. E. The religion of Jesus. 

* Clarke, Mrs. F. E. Bible autobiographies. 
Dieffenbach, A. C. Religious liberty. 
Ferguson, C. W. The confusion of tongues. 
Fiske, Charles, Bp. The Christ we know. 

Fiske, Charles, Bp. Confessions of a puzzled parson. 
Fox, W. S. Greek and Roman mythology. 
Gilkey, J. G. Certainty of God. 

Secrets of effective living. 
Evolution of the English hymn. 

Unto victory. 
Religion without revelation. 
Five world problems. 



Gilkey, J. G. 
Gilman, F. J. 
Gordon, G. A. 
Huxley, R. S. 
Jefferson, C. E. 



Jones, E. S. Christ at the round table. 

Knox, R. A. The belief of Catholics. 

Loud, G. C. Evangelistic work. 

McAfee, C. B. Changing foreign missions. 

Miller, T. A. Mind behind the universe. 

Morals for ministers. 

Mygatt & Witherspoon. The glorious company. 

Royden, A. M. I believe in God. 

Russell, M. M. Pageants for special days in the church 

year. 

* Shaver, E. R. How to teach seniors. 

Workman, G. C. Jesus the man and Christ the spirit. 

BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

* Abbot Academy. Register of students, 1829-1928. 
Angell, R. C. The campus. 



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371.1 B98 

374 C77 
374 F53w 
378 H15 
407 H19 
378.744 H26e 

650.07 J71 

372.8 K29 

650.07 M61 
371 M99 

376.9 A126n 

374 P69 
372.7 R53 
370.4 R91 
370 S65 



599.8 A31 

508 B38b 
550 B75 
582 C42 
540 D25 
598.2 F74b 
636.8 G22 
504 H13 
575 L97a 
575 M38 
550 M42m 

509 M45 
599 N33 
571 081mr 
530 P96n 



330 A92 

332.6 B22i 
341 B29 
327 B42 
337 B91 
353.974 C77 
345 D22 
352 E24 
301 E57 

330 F81r 

353.7 G82 
383 H22 
329 K41 



Methods in commercial teaching. 
The learner and his attitude. 
C. Journal of an Abbot Academy girl* 



Butterworth, J. E. The parent-teacher association and its 

work. 

Cook & Walker. Adult elementary education. 

Fisher, D. C. Why stop learning? 

Halle, R. S. Which college? 

Hanschin, C. H. Methods of teaching modern languages. 
-Harvard club of Andover, 1903-1928. 

Jones, C. T. ed. Teaching business subjects in the se- 
condary school. 

Kelty, M. G. Teaching American history in the middle 

grades. 

Miller, J. W. 

Myers, G. C. 
*Newcomb, H 

1874-1876. 

Piatt, R. H. ed. Book of opportunities. 

Roantree & Taylor. Arithmetic for teachers. 

Russell, Bertrand. Education and the good life. 

Smith, W. R. Introduction to educational sociology. 

BOOKS ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

Akeley, D. J. "J. T. Jr." the biography of an African 

monkey. 

Beebe, William. Beneath tropic seas. 

* Brewster, E. T. This puzzling planet. 
Cheyney, E. G. What tree is that? 

*Darrow, F. L. Story of chemistry. 
*Forbush, E. H. Birds of New England, v. 2. 

Gates, G. S. The modern cat. 

Haldane, J. B. S. Possible worlds, etc. 

Lull, R. S. Ancient man. 

Mason, Frances, ed. Creation by evolution. 

* Mather, K. F. Old Mother Earth. 
Mayer, Joseph. Seven seals of science. 
Nelson, E. W. Wild animals of North America. 
Osborn, H. F. Man rises to Parnassus. 
Pupin, Michael. The new reformation. 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

Auld, G. P. Dawes plan and the new economics. 

Bancroft, Hugh, ed. Investing for a business man. 

Bassett, J. S. League of nations. 

Bemis, S. F. ed. American secretaries of state. 3v. 

Burgess, W. R. Reserve banks and the money market. 

Cook, F. W. The Massachusetts voter. 

Darling, S. B. You and the law. 

Edmonson & Dondineau. Citizenship through problems. 

Engelmann, Geza. Political philosophy from Plato to 

Jeremy Bentham. 

Foster & Catchings. Road to plenty. 

Green, Fitzhugh. Our naval heritage. 

Harlow, A. F. Old postbags. 

Kent, F. R. The Democratic party. 



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658 M22 McNamara, E. J. Secretarial training. 

368 M26 Madden, J. L. Wills, trusts and estates. 

329 M99 Myers, W. S. The Republican party. 

321.1 R37 Rich, M. E. ed. Family life today. 

361 R76 Routzahn, M. S. Publicity for social work. 

658 S34 Schlatter, C. F. Elementary cost accounting. 

335 S52 Shadwell, Arthur. Breakdown of socialism. 

342.73 S72 Southworth, A. T. Common sense of the constitution of 

the U. S. 

301 S95 Sumner & Kelley. Science of society. 4v. 

327 T36 Thomas, D. Y. One hundred years of the Monroe doc- 
trine. 

347.9 W25 Warren, Charles. Supreme court in U. S. history. 2v. 

MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

612 Bllh Babcock, R. H. Your heart and how to take care of it. 

612 B24b Barker & Cole. Blood pressure. 

612 B24r Barker & Cole. Rheumatism. 

629.2 B81 Brown, C. L. M. Conquest of the air. 
646 B81 Brown, C. M. Clothing construction. 

646 Cll Cades, H. R. Any girl can be good-looking. 

616.2 C32 Cecil, R. L. Colds, cause, treatment and prevention. 
641 C52p Claire, Mabel. Plate dinners for the busy woman. 
641 C52s Claire, Mabel. Short cut cookery. 

654 D26 Dashiell, B. F. Popular guide to radio. 

621.3 D61 Dinsdale, Alfred. Television. 

613.2 F52 Fishbein, Morris. Your weight and how to control it. 
677 G85 Greenwood, Henry. Handbook of weaving and manu- 
facture. 

643 H24 Harris & Lacey. Everyday foods. 

641 H24 Harrison, Marie. Cook and be cool. 

677 J62 Johnson, G. H. Textile fabrics. 

694 L53 Leitch, A. C. Miniature boat building. 

647 L97 Lutes, D. T. Table setting and service. 
535 M58 Michelson, A. A. Studies in optics. 
667 P36 Pellew, C. E. Dyes and dyeing. 

621.3 R19 *Rauschenbush & Laidler. Power control. 
613.2 S22 Sansum, W. D. Diet. 

640 S72 Southworth, M. E. Let me fix it. 

656 S79 Starr, J. W. Jr. One hundred years of American rail- 
roading. 

633 S97 Swanson, C. 0. Wheat flour and diet. 

655 T37 Thompson, J. S. Mechanism of the linotype. 

629.2 U58 U. S.-Dep't of Commerce. Civil aviation. 

667 W61 Whittaker, C. M. Dyeing with coal-tar dyestuffs. 

621.3 W68 Willoughby, G. A. Essentials of electric work. 

ARTS AND CRAFTS, ENTERTAINMENTS AND GARDENS 

745 A42 Allen, R. C. How to make lampshades. 

738 B91 Burgess, F. W. Old pottery and porcelain. 

745 D75 Dow, G. F. Arts and crafts in New England, 1704-1775. 

745 E15 Eberlein & McClure. Practical book of American an- 
tiques. 

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738 E16 
747 E16p 

749 L71 
745 P41 
745 R48c 
745 S55 
740 T68 
745 W35c 
745 W39 
745 W89w 
793 B23 

7»93 B95s 
790 F74 
793 G56 
793 H22 
793 K39 
793 L51 
793 M60 
796 N17 

793 043h 
796 P21 
793 S71 
796 T45 
793 W46c 
371.8 Y82 
716 B96f 
712 J63 
716 L45 
7*10 N71 
712 R59 



Eberlein & Ramsdell. Practical book of chinaware. 
Eberlein, H. D. & others. Practical book of interior 
decoration. 

Litchfield, Frederick. Antiques. 
Percival, Maclver. The walnut collector. 
Ripley, M. C. Chinese rug book. 
Shook, A. N. Book of weaving. 
Traphagen, Ethel. Costume design and illustration. 
Waugh & Foley. Collecting hooked rugs. 
Webster, M. D. Quilts. 
Worst, E. F. Foot-power loom weaving. 
Barbee, Lindsay. Let's pretend; a book of children's 
plays. 

Burt, E. R. The shower book. 
Forbush & Allen. Book of games. 
* Going, G. B. Folklore and fairy plays. 

Hare, W. B. The white Christmas, etc. 

Kennedy & Bemis. Special day pageants for little people. 

Lee, Betty. Dancing. 

Miller, C. A. Stunt night to-night! 

Nash, J. B. Organization and administration of play- 
grounds and recreation. 

Olcott, Virginia. Household plays for young people. 

Paret, J. P. Lawn tennis. 

Sorenson, Grace. Humourous plays for children. 

Tilden, W. T. 2d. Match play and the spin of the ball. 

Wells, Carolyn. Charades. 

York, G. M. Just yells; a guide for cheer leaders. 

Bush-Brown, L. C. Flowers for every garden. 

Johnson, L. H. Foundation planting. 

Lay, C. D. Garden book for autumn and winter. 

Nolen, John. New towns for old. 

Rockwell, F. F. Evergreens for the small place. 



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735 A21 

748 A75 

743 B43 
740 C88 
745 G46 

740 G57 

741 G96 
709 H12 
740 K29 

742 L96 
740 L974 
740 L97p 
740 L97pe 
750 M98 
735 P22 
760 P63 
740 S74 



ART, ARCHITECTURE AND MUSIC 

Adams, Adeline. Spirit of American sculpture. 

Arnold, Hugh. Stained glass of the middle ages in 

England and France. 

Bement, Alon. Figure construction. 

Cross, A. K. Drawing and painting self-taught. 

Glazier, Richard. Manual of historic ornament. 

Goldstein, Harriet & Vetta. Art in everyday life. 

Guptill, A. E. Sketching and rendering in pencil. 

Hagen, Oscar. Art epochs and their leaders. 

Kelly & Mowll. Text-book of design. 

Lubschez, B. J. Perspective. 

Lutz, E. G. Practical drawing. 

Lutz, E. G. Practical graphic figures. 

Lutz, E. G. Practical pen drawing. 

Muther, Richard. History of modern painting. 4v. 

Parkes, Kineton. Sculpture of today. 2v. 

Priestley, A. F. How to know Japanese color prints. 

Speltz, Alexander. Styles of ornament. 



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735 Tl2a Taft, Lorado. History of American sculpture. 

729 V34 Van Pelt, J. V. Essentials of composition. 

745 W46 Welo, Samuel. Studio handbook. 

726 A19 Adams, Henry. Mont- Saint-Michel and Chartres. 

722.9 A54 Anderson, W. J. & others. Architecture of ancient Greece. 

722.7 A54 Anderson, W. J. & others. Architecture of ancient Rome. 
720.9 B62 Blomfield, Reginald. Short history of renaissance archi- 
tecture in England. 

726 B63 Bodington, 0. E. Romance churches of France. 

728 B64 *Bonta, Edwin. Small-house primer. 

720.9 B81e Browne, E. A. Early Christian and Byzantine archi- 
tecture. 

720.9 B81g Browne, E. A. Gothic architecture. 

720.9 B81gr Browne, E. A. Greek architecture. 

720.9 B81n Browne, E. A. Norman architecture. 

720.9 B81r Browne, E. A. Romanesque architecture. 

729 C94 Curtis, N. C. Architectural composition. 

728 E16a Eberlein, H. D. Architecture of colonial America. 

720.9 E22 *Edgell, G. H. American architecture of today. 

728 J13 Jackson, Joseph. American colonial architecture. 

728 M69 Mixer, Knowlton. Old houses of New England. 

728 P27 * Patterson, A. O. ed. American homes of today. 

720 S91 Stratton, Arthur. Elements of form and design in classic 

architecture. 

720.9 T14 Tallmadge, T. E. Story of architecture in America. 

720.9 W25 Warren, H. L. Foundations of classic architecture. 

728 W86 * Woods, N. M. The most house for the least money. 

780.1 G27 Gehrkens, K. W. Fundamentals of music. 

780.9 H18 Hamilton, C. G. Epochs in musical progress. 

780.9 H87 Hull, Eaglefield. Music, classical, romantic and modern. 

787 K28 Kelley, E. G. Musical instruments. 

782 K79c Kobbe, Gustav. Complete opera book. 

780.9 M38 Mason, D. G. From song to symphony. 

781 S73c Spaeth, Sigmund. Common sense of music. 

LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

822 A54s Anderson, Maxwell. Saturday's children. 

822 A67t Archer. William. Three plays. 

821.08 A93 Ault, Norman, comp. Poet's life of Christ. 

821.09 A93 Auslander & Hill. The winged horse. 
028 B38 Becker, M. L. Adventures in reading. 
821.08 B39 Beeching, H. C. ed. Book of Christmas verse. 
821 B43j Benet, Stephen. John Brown's body. 

070 B44 Bent, Silas. Ballyhoo; the voice of the press. 

824 B634 Bok, E. W. Perhaps I am. 

029.6 B73 Brazelton, E. M. C. Writing and editing for women. 

862.08 C54 Clark, B. H. ed. Masterpieces of modern Spanish drama. 

821.08 C89 Cullen, Countee, ed. Caroling dusk. 

821 F91 1 Frost, E. H. The lost lyrist. 

821 F92w Frost, Robert. West-running brook. 

028.5 G17 Gardner & Ramsey. Handbook of children's literature. 

824 G83 1 Greene, A. B. Lambs in March, etc. 

822 H18p Hamilton & Reilly. "Pickwick", a play. 

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824 J41p 

822 K16r 
808.9 L58 
821 L952b 
821 L952s 

823 M32 

821 M37t 

822 M44 1 

821 M61b 

822 N48d 

821 N87d 

822 058 1 
822 058s 
655 064i 
655 064k 

822.08 P54 

808.9 S313ar 

822.08 S53m 

808.9 S89 
822 S44q 
822 S84t 
821 T97t 
808.9 V27t 

824 W244u 
821 W63 



Jenkins, MacGregor. Puttering round. 

Kaufman & Ferber. The royal family. 

Lewis & Haseltine, comp. Christmas book for moderns. 

Lowell, Amy. Ballads for sale. 

Lowell, Amy. Selected poems. 

Marble, A. R. Study of the modern novel since 1900. 

Maseheld, John. Tristan and Isolt. 

Maugham, W. S. The letter; a play. 

Millay, E. St. V. Buck in the snow, etc. 

Newton, A. E. Doctor Johnson, a play. 

Dick Turpin's ride, etc. 

Lazarus laughed. 
Strange interlude. 

In quest of the perfect book. 
Kingdom of books. 
Phillips & Johnson. Types of dramatic composition. 
Schauffler & Sanford, comp. Armistice day. 
Shay, Frank, ed. Fifty more contemporary one-act plays. 
*Strack, L. H. Winning monologues. 
Sherwood, R. E. The queen's husband. 
Stevens, H. B. Tolstoy; a play. 
Tynan, Katherine. Twilight songs. 

Van Buren & Bemis, comp. Thanksgiving day in modern 
story. 

Warner, F. L. Unintentional charm of men. 
Widdemer, Margaret. Collected poems. 



Noyes, Alfred. 
O'Neill, E. G. 
O'Neill, E. G. 
Orcutt, W. D. 
Orcutt, W. D. 



917.1 A21 

918.6 B38g 
919.8 B64 

914.2 B79n 
910.4 B99 
915.4 C35 

917.3 C68 
916 C83 

915.7 D56 

917.8 E59 
915 F85f 
915 G86 
917.445 H31 

915.1 H65w 
917.3 S53b 

916.7 J63s 

914.2 J62 

917.8 K71t 
914.56 L36 
914.436 L96 
919.8 M22e 
919.8 N15p 
919.8 N75g 

917.3 R19 



DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

Adams, Isabel. Heart of the woods. 
Beebe, William. Galapagos; world's end. 
Borden, Mrs. John. Cruise of the Northern Light. 
Brooks, C. S. Roads to the north. 
Byrd, R. E. Skyward. 

Champion, F. W. With a camera in tiger-land. 
Collins, F. L. American travel-charts and travel-chats. 
Courtt-Treatt, Stella. Cape to Cairo. 
Digby, Bassett. Tigers, gold and witch doctors. 
*Enock, E. R, Farthest west. 
Franck, H, A. Fringe of the Moslem world. 
Grenfell, Sir W T. Labrador looks at the orient. 
Hawes, C. B. G^ucester by land and sea. 
Hobart, A. T. Within the walls of Nanking. 
Sharp, D. L. The better country. 
Johnson, Martin. Safari. 

* Jones, S. R. Touring England by road and byway. 
Kluckhohn, Clyde., To the foot of the rainbow. 
Laughlin, C. E. So you're going to Rome! 

* Lucas, E. V. A wanderer in Paris. 
MacMillan, D. B. Etah and beyond. 

*Nansen, Fridtjof, and others. Problems of polar research. 

*Nordenskjold & Meeking. Geography of the polar re- 
gions. 
Rawson, M. N. Candle days. 



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917.28 R85 
913.44 S27 
917.3 S57 
915.2 S94 
629.2 T36 

916.8 W58 li 

910.9 W93 



* Roosevelt, Mrs. E. K. C. Cleared for strange ports. 
Ruhl, Arthur. The Central Americans. 

*Sawtell & Treat. Primitive hearths in the Pyrenees. 
Siegfried, Andre. America comes of age. 
Sugimoto, E. I. Daughter of the Samurai. 
Thomas, Lowell. European skyways. 
White, S. E. Lions in the path. 

* Wright, J. K. Geographical lore of the time of 
Crusades. 



the 



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92 P753a 
92 A724 
92 E4363 
92 A842 

92 C763 
92 B38 
92 B284 
92 B381 
92 L633be 
92 M421 
92 S245c 
92 S848c 
92 R611 
92 M263d 
925 D36h 
92 C884d 
92 E121 

92 E258e 
920 F95 
92 C452f 
92 B344 
92 B887h 
92 P146t 

92 W516h 
92 H769i 
92 H813 
92 L364 
92 W515 
92 L559 
92 B841 
92 D891 
92 M147 
92 M318 
92 C451 

927.8 M38g 
92 D634m 
92 P833 
92 M828m 



1 



BIOGRAPHY 

Aiken, Duncan. Calamity Jane and the lady wildcats. 
Allen, Hervey. Israfel; life and times of Poe. 2v. 
Arliss, George. Up the years from Bloomsbury. 
Asquith, Lady Cynthia. The duchess of York. 
Asquith, H. H. Earl of Oxford. Memories and reflec- 
tions. 2v. 

Aubry, G. J. Joseph Conrad. 2v. 
Bear, Luther Standing. My people the Sioux. 
Bartlett, R. A. Log of Bob Bartlett. 
Beaumont, J. C. H. Ships and people. 
Beveridge, A. J. Abraham Lincoln. 2v. 
Boas, Ralph & Louise. Cotton Mather. 
Charteris, Evan. John Sargent. 
Chesterton, G. K. Robert Louis Stevenson. 
Cladel, Judith, comp. Rodin, the man and his art. 
Dean, E. L. Dolly Madison. 
De Kruif, Paul. The microbe hunters. 
Drinkwater, John. Oliver Cromwell. 

Earhart, Amelia. 20 hours, 40 minutes; our flight in the 
Friendship. 

Edwards, W. H. Tragedy of Edward VII. 
Fuess, C. M. Men of Andover. 
Fuess, C. M. Rufus Choate. 
Gorgas, Raymond. Ernest H. Baynes. 
Harrison, G. B. John Bunyan. 

Hendrick, B. J. Training of an American; earlier life 
and letters of Walter Page. 
Hutton, W. H. John Wesley. 
Irwin, Will. Herbert Hoover. 
Kellock, Harold. Houdini. 
Lauder, Sir Harry. Roamin' in the gloamin'. 
Lee, Umphrey. The Lord's horseman ; life of John Wesley. 
LeQuex, William. Things I know. 
Long, J. C. Bryan, the great commoner. 
Lucas-Dubreton, J. The fourth musketeer; life of Dumas. 
MacDougrall, A. F. Autobiography of a business woman. 
Mansfield, Katherine. Journal. 
Martin, E. S. Life of J. H. Choate. 
Mason, D. G. From Grieg to Brahms. 
Maurois, Andre. Disraeli. 
Meehan, J. P. Lady of the Limberlost. 
* Morgan, J. H. John, viscount Morley. 



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92 L638m 
92 F929m 
92 P236 
92 P386 
92 A381 
92 R72 
92 G814s 
92 S725 
92 E4362 
92 C547s 
92 B398s 
92 M366 
92 Y86 



901 B38 
940.91 B38 
397 B45 
940.91 B69 
968 B93 

972 C59 
738 C82 
945 C82 
913.38 D29 
913.37 D29 
951 E84 
937 F85 
980 H22 

950 H23 
901 H28 
940.9 K52 
947 LSI 

951 M75 

973 M98a 
940.91 R16 
940.91 V29 
951 V73 
973 S34 v.2 



Morrow, H. W. Mary Todd Lincoln. 

Munson, G. B. Robert Frost. 

Parks, Leighton. Turnpikes and dirt roads. 

Pennington, Patience. Woman rice planter. 

Poliakoff, V. The tragic bride; Alexandra of Russia. 

Rose, Hilda. The stump farm. 

Seitz, D. C. Horace Greeley. 

Sousa, J. P. Marching along. 

Stra.chey, Lytton. Elizabeth and Essex. 

Sturtevant, M. C. Thomas Clark, bishop of Rhode Island. 

Sullivan, J. W. N. Beethoven. 

Woodward, Kathleen. Queen Mary of England. 

Young, S. H. Hall Young of Alaska. 

HISTORY 

Beard, C. A. Whither mankind? 
Beaverbrook, W. M. A. lord. Politicians and the war. 
Bercovici, Konrad. Story of the gypsies. 
Boylston, H. D. "Sister", the war diary of a nurse. 
*Burnham, F. R. Scouting on two continents. 
Cleven, N. A. N. Readings in Hispanic-American history. 
Cotterill, H. B. Ancient Greece. 
Cotterill, H. B. Medieval Italy. 
Davis, W. S. A day in old Athens. 
Davis, W. S. A day in old Rome. 
Etherton, P. T. Crisis in China. 
Frank, Tenney. History of Rome. 

Haring, C. H. South America looks at the United States. 
Harrison, Marguerite. Asia reborn. 
Hattersley, A. F. Short history of western civilization. 
Keyserling, Hermann. Europe. 
Lee, Ivy. Present-day Russia. 
Monroe, Paul. China. 

Muzzey, D. S. History of the American people. 
Ranlett, L. F. Let's go! 
Van Every. Dale. The A. E. F. in battle. 
Vinache, H. M. History of the far east in modern times. 
Wertenbaker, T. J. The first Americans. 



Abbott, E. H. 
Abbott, Jane, 
Aiken, Conrad. 
Aldrich, B. S. 
Asquith, Cynthia, comp. 
Bailey, H. C. 
Bailey, Temple. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Beck, L. A. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Bethea, lack. 
Bishop, Farnham. 



FICTION 

But once a year. 

Heyday. 
* Costumes by Eros. 

A lantern in her hand. 

The black cap. 

Mr. Fortune, please. 

Silver slippers. 

Alimony. 

Departing wings. 

Way of stars. « 

The vanguard. 

Cotton. 
*The black bloodhound. 



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Bowen, Elizabeth. 
Bromfield, Louis. 
Brooks, Jonathan. 
Brown, K. H. 
Brunner, E. B. 
Brush, Katherine. 
Buchan, John. 
Burt, K. N. 
Burton, Beatrice. 
Byrne, Donn. 
Byrne, Donn. 
Cannon, C. J. 
Chalmers, M. P. 
Cher, Marie. 
Cleugh, Sophia. 
Cockrell, Stephens. 
Connington, J. J. 
Connington, J. J. 
Cooper, C. R. 
Cooper, Elizabeth. 
Cottrell, Dorothy. 
Cox, A. B. 
Cram, Mildred. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Crozier, Blanche. 
Curwood, J. 0. 
Darrow, Jane. 
Davis, W. S. 
Dawson, Coningsby. 
Deeping, Warwick. 
DeFord, Alice. 
De la Pasture, E. E. M. 
Douglas, O. E. 
Dufneld, Anne. 
Dunsany, E. G. M. lord. 
Edgington, May. 
Erskine, L. Y. 
Far j eon, J. J. 
Farnham, M. H. 
Ferguson, John. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Forbes, Esther. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Fro est, Frank. 
Fuller, Margaret. 
Furman, Lucy. 
Gaer, Joseph. 
Galsworthy, John. 
Gambier, Kenyon. 



The hotel. 

Strange case of Miss Annie Spragge. 

High ground. 

The father. 

"My wife, poor wretch." 

Little sins. 

Runagates club. 

Cock's feather. 

Little yellow house. 

Crusade. 

Destiny bay. 

Red rust. 

April and Sally June. 

The door unlatched. 

Common cheat. 

Hinge of heaven. 

Dangerfield talisman. 

Mystery at Lyndon sands. 

The golden bubble. 

My lady of the Indian purdah. 

The singing gold. 

Amateur crime. 

Scotch valley. 
*The Cheyne mystery. 

The sea mystery. 

Smiley's haven. 

Plains of Abraham. 

Figured flame. 

Gilman of Redford. 
*The little house. 

Old Pybus. 

Singing river. 

Way things are. 

Eliza for common. 

Miss Mayhew and Ming Yung. 

Blessing of Pan. 

The joy girl. 

Power of the hills. 

House of disappearance. 

Rebellion. 

Man in the dark. 
*Cartwright Gardens murder. 

* False scent. 

* Murder in the Pallant. 
>:i Wrist mark. 

Mirror for witches. 

A certain Dr. Thorn dyke. 

As a thief in the night. 

* The Grell mystery. 
Alma. 

The lonesome road. 
Legend called Meryom. 
Swan song. 
The mad masquerade. 



128 



Garnett, L. A. 
Gibbs, A. H. 
Glaspell, Susan. 
Gollomb, Joseph. 
Goodwin, John. 
Gregory, Jackson. 
Grey, Zane. 
Har greaves, Sheba. 
Hart, F. N. 
Hay, Ian. 
Hurst, Fannie. 
Jackson, M. W. 
Jameson, Storm. 
Johns, Foster. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 
Kaye- Smith, Sheila. 
Kelland, C. jB. 
Kyne, P. B. 
Lagerlof, Selma. 
Lincoln, J. C. 
Loring, Emilie. 
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc. 
Lowrie, Rebecca. 
Lutz, Mrs. G. L. H. 
Lutz, Mrs. G. L. H. 
Lynde, Francis. 
Macaulay, Rose. 
McCulloch, J. H. 
McCutcheon, G. B. 
MacGrath, Harold. 
MacKail, Denis. 
Markham, Virgil. 
Marshall, Edison. 
Martin, H. R. 
Mason, A. E. W. 
Miln, L. J. 
Miln, L. J. 
Morrow, H. W. 
Mottram, R. H. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Norris, Kathleen. 
Oemler, M. C. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Oppenheim, E. P. 
Outerbridge, Henry. 
Overton, Grant, ed. 
Peattie, D. C. & L. R. 
Parrish, Anne. 
Paxton, T. S. 
Payne, E. S. 



The joyous pretender. 

Harness. 

Brook Evans. 

Portrait invisible. 

When dead men tell tales. 

Captain Cavalier. 

"Nevada." 

Cabin at the trail's end. 

The Bellamy trial. 

The poor gentleman. 

A president is born. 

Beggars can choose. 

The lovely ship. 

The square emerald. 

Miss Nobody from nowhere. 

Iron and smoke. 

Knuckles. 

Tide of empire. 

The general's ring. 

Silas Bradford's boy. 

Gay courage. 

Story of Ivy. 

Cambric tea. 

Blue ruin. 

Crimson roses. 

Blindman's buff. 

Daisy and Daphne. 

Splendid renegade. 

* Kindling and ashes. 
The changing road. 
The flower show. 
Death in the dusk. 
The far call. 

The lie. 

The prisoner in the opal. 

Flutes of Shanghai. 

Red lily and Chinese jade. 

With malice toward none. 

Our Mr. Dormer. 

Beauty and the beast. 

The foolish virgin. 

Sheaves. 

Money for one. 

* Pearl thief. 

The youngest Venus. 
Fortunate wayfarer. 
Light beyond. 
*Matorni's vineyard. 
Captain Jack. 

* Cream of the jug. 
Up country. 

All kneeling. 

Tellings. 

Painters of dreams. 



129 



Pryde, Anthony. 
Richmond, G. S. 
Rinehart, M. R. 
Rinehart & Hopwood. 
Rogers, Lillian. 
Rosman, A. G. 
Salten, Felix. 
Sawyer, Ruth. 
Scott, Eleanor. 
Scott, Will. 
Scudder, V. D. 
Simpson, Helen. 
Singmaster, Elsie. 
Small, A. J. 
Sprague, J. R. 
Stebbins, L. P. 
Story, W. S. 
Suckow, Ruth 
Swem, C. L. 
Swinnerton, Frank. 
Tarkington, Booth. 
Taylor, K. H. 
Thane, Ellsworth. 
Tomlinson, H. M. 
Tupper, Tristram. 
Train, Arthur. 
Unset, Sigrid. 
Vachell, H. A. 
Van Buren & Bemis, eds. 
Van de Water, F. F. 
Van Dine, S. S. 
Wakefield, H. H. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Wallace, Edgar. 
Walpole, Hugh. 
Walsh, Maurice. 
Weaver, J. A. V. 
Webster, H. K. 
Wharton, Edith. 
Wilder, Thornton. 
Williams, Valentine. 
Williams, Valentine. 
Williams, Valentine. 
Wilson , Margaret. 
Wodehouse, P. G. 
Woodbury, Helen. 
Woolf, Virginia. 
Wren, P. C. 



* Ro wf orest. 

At the south gate. 
Two flights up. 
The bat. 
The shadow. 
The window. 
Bambi. 

Four ducks on a pond. 
War among ladies. 
Shadows. 
Brother John. 

Cups and wands and swords. 
What everybody wanted. 
The master mystery. 
Making of a merchant. 
Old Adam's likeness. 
Uncharted island. 
The Bonney family. 
Werewolf. 

Brood of ducklings. 
Claire Ambler. 
The youngest one. 
His Elizabeth. 
Gallions reach. 
*The river. 
Horns of Ramadan. 
The axe. 

Men are so selfish! 
Mother in modern story. 
Elmer 'n Edwina. 

* Greene murder case. 
They return at evening. 

*The clever one. 
*Clue of the new pin. 

* Diana of Kara-Kara. 
*The hairy arm. 
*The squealer. 

*The strange countess. 
*The terrible people. 
*The traitor's gate. 

Wintersmoon. 

While rivers run. 

Her knight comes riding. 

The clock strikes two. 

The children. 

Bridge of San Luis Rey. 
*The key man. 
*Man with the clubfoot. 
*Mr. Ramosi. 

Daughters of India. 

Money for nothing. 

Uncertain treasure. 

To the lighthouse. 
Father Christopher. 



130 



Wren, P. C. 
Young, E. H. 
Young, F. B. 



Adams, Peter. 
Adams & Atchinson. 
Allen, N. B. 
Atwood & Thomas. 
Baker, Margaret. 
Barton, W. E. 
Bennett, John. 
Blake, William. 
Blauvelt, A. LaT. 
Borup, George. 
Bridges, T. C. 
Bryant, L. M. 
Carrick, Valery. 
Choate & Curtis. 
Clement, and others. 

Daniels, Hawthorne. 
Drinkwater, John. 
Greenbie & Davis. 
Hader, Berta. 
Howard, A. W. 
Jacobs, A. M. 
Jones, Paul. 
MacDonald, Greville. 
MacDonald, Greville. 
Maxwell, Marjorie. 
Milne, A. A. 
Moon, Grace. 
Mulliken, S. E. 
Paine, A. B. 
Putnam, D. B. 
Roosevelt, Theodore. 
Slade, C. J. 
Southworth, G. Van D. 
Southworth, G. Van D. 
Van Buren & Bemis. 
Webb, M. St. J. 
Wilhelm, L. M. 



Aldredge & McKee. 
Aspinwall, Marguerite. 
Barbour, R. H. 
Bennett, E. H. 
Boyd, James. 
Brooks, Jonathan. 
Brown, E. A. 
Burton, C. P. 



Beau ideal. 
Vicar's daughter. 
Woodsmoke. 

JUNIOR NON-FICTION 

Cork ships and how to make them. 

A book of enchantment. 

Our cereal grains. 

Home life in far-away lands. 

Pixies and the silver crown. 
*The father of his country. 

Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo. 

Land of dreams. 

Piece bag book. 

A tenderfoot with Peary. 

Young folks' book of the sea. 

Children's book of American landmarks. 

Tales of wise and foolish animals. 

Little people of the hills. 

Our surroundings. 

Compton's pictured encyclopedia. lOv. 

The clipper ship. 

All about me. 

Young America travels abroad. 

Picture book of travel. 

Sokar and the crocodile. 

Knights on the wing. 

Alphabet of aviation. 

Billy Barnicoat. 

Count Billy. 

Story of books. 

House at Pooh Corner. 

Runaway Papoose. 

Boys and girls of Colonial times. 

Girl in white armor. 

David goes to Baffin Land. 
* Diaries of boyhood and youth. 

St. David walks again. 

Our South American neighbors. 

What the old world gave the new. 

Christmas in storyland. 

The littlest one; his book. 

With scissors and paste. 

JUNIOR STORIES 

Wags and Woofie. 

The sea girl. 

Comrades of the key. 

Camp Conqueror. 

Drums. 

Jimmy makes the varsity. 

Three gates. 

Bob's Hill meets the Andes. 



131 



Burrows, Elizabeth. 
Coatsworth, Elizabeth. 
Cobb, B. B. & E. 
Darling, E. B. 
Dombrowski, Kathe. 
Field, Rachel. 
Field, Rachel. 
Gag, Wanda. 
Gray, E. J. 
Gray, E. J. 
Heward, Constance. 
Heward, Constance. 
Heyliger, William. 
Hill & Maxwell. 
Hunkle, T. C. 
Holder, C. F. 
Holland, R. S. 
Hooker, F. C. 
Knipe, E. B. & A. A. 
Knipe, E. B. & A. A. 
Lindsay, Maud. 
Lofting, Hugh. 
MacDonald, Marcia. 
McElroy & Younge. 
MacGowan, Alice. 
McNeely, M. H. 
McNeil, Everett. 
Malot, Hector. 
Meigs, Cornelia. 
Minor, Ruby. 
Olcott, Virginia. 
Oliver, M. E. 
Perkins, L. F. 
Quirk, L. W. 
Rice, Rebecca. 
Singmaster, Elsie. 
Skinner, C. L. 
Sloan, E. V. 
Stephens, C. A. 
Stuart, R. McE. 
Wallace, Lew. 
Whitcomb, E. 0. 
Willis, Elizabeth. 



Irene of Tundra towers. 
Cat and the captain. 

* Pennie. 

Baldy of Nome. 
Abdallah and the donkey. 
Little dog Toby. 
Polly Patchwork. 
Millions of cats. 
Meredith's Ann. 
Tangle garden. 
Ameliaranne keeps shop. 
Grandpa and the tiger. 
Macklin brothers. 
Little Tonino. 
Trueboy. 

* Stories of animal life. 
Splendid buccaneer. 
Civilizing Cricket. 
Lost — a brother. 

A patriot maid, and other stories. 

The choosing book. 

Doctor Dolittle in the moon. 

Found treasure. 

The squirrel tree. 

Trail of the little wagon. 

* Rusty Ruston. 
Shadow of the Iroquois. 

*The little sister. 

Wonderful locomotive. 

Fun at Sunnyside Farm. 

Concetta, the coral girl. 
*Hail, California! 

The farm twins. 

Boy scouts on crusade. 
*Giles of the star. 

"Sewing Susie." 

Andy breaks trail. 

More about Ellie. 

Katahdin camps. 

Story of Babette. 

Boys' Ben Hur. 

We five. 

Bronze turkey. 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL 

REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FORTIETH ANNUAL REPORT 
OF WATER COMMISSIONERS, AND THIRTY- 
SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 1928 



Andover, Mass. 

SMITH & COUTTS CO. 

1929 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 
1889—1899 
*JOHN H. FLINT *JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 

* FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 
1893—1894 1894—1899 

♦WM. S. JENKINS ♦WM. S. JENKINS 

*JOHN L. SMITH *JOHN L. SMITH 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT *JOHN E. SMITH 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899—1902 
♦JOHN H. FLINT 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 

* FELIX G. HAYNES 

1906—1907 

* FELIX G. HAYNES 
*JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 

* LEWIS T. HARDY 

* HARRY M. EAMES 

1908—1912 

* LEWIS T. HARDY 
*JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

WILLIS >B. HODGKINS 
1914^1916 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 

ANDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 



1903—1906 
*JOHN L. SMITH 

* FELIX G. HAYNES 
-JOHN W. BELL 

* LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 

1907—1908 

* FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Trea. 

JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 

ANDREW McTERNEN 

1913—1914 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
•BARNETT ROGERS (16) 

ANDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'y ('14) 

WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('15) 

1816—1917 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 

ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 

CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 



WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 



1917—1918 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 



1918—1919 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('22) 



WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) ♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 



1919—1920—1921 

♦BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 

PHILIP L. HARDY, Sec'y ('21) 

♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923 1924 

PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 

WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 



1922—1923 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
1924—1925—1926 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 



ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('25) ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Treas. ('28) 



EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('28) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treas. ('29 ) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec' ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 



THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('29) 

1928 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('31) 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('29) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 



SUPERINTENDENT 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



•* 



Deceased. 



Andover, Mass. Feb. 4, 1929 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the report of the 
Superintendent as its report for 1928. 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Chairman 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treasurer 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Secretary 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
THOMAS P. DEA 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works: — 
Gentlemen : — 

In connection with the Water, Sewer, Highway and Park De- 
partments you will be interested in reviewing a few of the more 
important activities and developments during the year ending 
December 31, 1928. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The plan of systematically increasing our main water system as 
prepared by the Board of Public Works in 1924 was further de- 
veloped n 1928. Eighteen hundred and six feet of eight-inch pipe 
were laid from the "dead end" (in front of the property owned by 
Charles Eaton) on Lowell Street to Brown Street and at this 
point the size of the main was decreased to six inches, and sixteen 
hundred and sixty-eight feet of six-inch pipe were laid within a 
few hundred feet of the Tewksbury line. 

In addition eleven hundred and three feet of six-inch pipe were 
laid on Stinson Road. This addition to the water system elimi- 
nates a "dead end" and also adds an extra feed line to the water 
main on a section of Salem Street. On Washington Avenue 
twelve hundred and sixty feet of six-inch pipe were installed to 
replace a like amount of four-inch pipe. Pieces of the old un- 
earthed four-inch pipe line showed that the cross sectional area 
in places had been reduced 50% due to internal corrosion. Engin- 
eers now consider it more economical and practical to insist that 
all main water pipe be not less than 6 inches in diameter. This 
new 6-inch line gives a larger volume of water in case of fire, 
and makes more efficient the service insofar as the house water 
supply is concerned. 

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The old 2- inch line on Gardner Avenue which had outlived its 
usefulness has been replaced by a 6-inch line. A hydrant has 
been installed at the end of this line in front of the properties 
owned by Harry Stephenson and Mrs. Gates, which will obviate 
the necessity of running a hose from Main Street in case of fire. 

Early in the summer of 1928 a section of Chestnut Street was 
connected with the high service, thus increasing the water pres- 
sure at the hydrant near the summit of Chestnut Street, and there- 
by insuring a sufficient volume of water in case of fire. This 
change caused two additional "dead ends" which gave consider- 
able trouble and to eliminate this difficulty, the "dead end" of the 
high service pipe on Bartlet Street (in front of the property 
owned by the Bell Estate) has been connected to the Morton 
Street line, thereby allowing the water mains on Morton Street 
from Bartlet Street to Chestnut Street, on Chestnut Street from 
Avon Street to Highland Road, on Avon Street, on Upland Road, 
on Pine Street, and on Summer Street from Avon Street to High- 
land Road to be supplied by the high service reservoir. This has 
resulted in creating a circulating line, in view of the fact that 
Highland Road is under high service, and in addition we have 
increased the. pressure in thjs area. Incidentally this has elimi- 
nated two troublesome dead ends. 

Due to the change of grade on Haverhill Street near the Rail- 
road underpass it was necessary to lower 314 feet of 10-inch water 
main pipe. Considerable ledge was encountered during the work, 
and the Town is indebted to the American Woolen Co. and the 
Lawrence Gas & Electric Co. for assisting with air drills. 

The high service water main on Porter Road has been extended 
336 feet to a point opposite the property owned by S. H. Bailey. 
This extension is necessary for supplying water to two houses 
that were recently built in that vicinity. 

The Town installed 672 feet of 6-inch water pipe on a new 
street laid out by Ralph Bailey, and also 756 feet of six-inch pipe 
for Phillips Academy on private property. All expenses in 
connection with the above were paid by the respective parties. 

Eight thousand feet of 12-inch main water pipe on Lowell 



Street from the Pumping Station to Argilla Road were cleaned 
Sunday, December 2nd, and this has materially increased the 
carrying capacity. Tests indicated that the 12-inch pipe prior to 
cleaning had but the carrying capacity of a 10-inch pipe, and this 
reduced cross sectional area, which was caused by an incrustation 
inside the pipe, built up an excessive friction head. Results of 
tests showed that the average percentage increase of flow from the 
hydrants connected to that section of the cleaned pipe was 27 per 
cent. At the Pumping Station tests were made before and after 
cleaning the pipe and it was noted that it required less pressure 
(of approximately 12 lbs. per square inch) to pump the same 
quantity of water. After cleaning it was found that by maintain- 
ing the same pressure which was maintained before cleaning, the 
number of strokes of the engine increased five per minute. This 
permits additional economy, for by burning the same quantity of 
coal we have increased the volume of water pumped by approxi- 
mately 10 per cent. 

The shop in connection with the water works was given a 
general reconditioning during the past summer, and the regrading 
around the Pumping Station was continued and additional shrub- 
bery was planted. 

To expedite the melting of lead used in making the main pipe 
joints, a kerosene melting pot was secured and this has proved 
economical. Heretofore it required hours to thaw a frozen 
hydrant using for this purpose a wood fire, while the new 
American La France thawing device accomplishes the same re- 
sults in 30 seconds. 

A new gasolene pump was purchased which is proving to be an 
indispensable part of our equipment. 

During 1928, 311, 948, 552 gallons of water have been pumped 
at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, or a daily average of 
852,318 gallons. The steam pump was in operation 3950 hours 
and 45 minutes, and the electric pump was operated 511 hours 
and 10 minutes, making an average daily run of 12 hours and 11 
minutes. On February 21 the greatest amount of water was 



pumped— approximately 1,291,500 gallons, and the banner week 
was that of February 19 to 26 during which time 7,395,990 gal- 
lons were pumped. 

During the year 1928 every request to care for the water supply 
in houses in the vicinity of ''dead ends" where the water is some- 
times unfit for domestic purposes, was promptly cared for. This 
cleaning service uses considerable water but must be done if the 
users are to have clean water. 

The time has come when the Town should install a new pump- 
ing unit in view of the fact that the present Deane Steam pump 
has served a considerable percentage of its useful life, and because 
the present electric pump cannot be operated economically. 

The following are the final recommendations of Weston & 

Sampson, Consulting Engineers: — 

February 2, 1929. 

Board of Public Works, 

Andover, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : — 

We herewith present our final recommendations for pumping' 
equipment at Haggetts Pond. 

The present pumps consist of, — 

1. A Deane vertical, compound, duplex, steam pumping 
engine, having a rated capacity of 1,500,000 gallons 
per 24 hours, installed in 1895, and operated by two 
100 H. P., horizontal, tubular boilers erected in 
1907 and 1910, respectively, approved for 125 lbs. 
steam pressure. 

2. A centrifugal pump operated by a 200 H. P., electric 
motor having a capacity of 2 Mg. per 24 hrs., and 
erected in 1924. 

The steam pump is operated as the main unit, with the electric 
pump held in reserve, except that it is run a few days each month 
to use up the $200 monthly demand charge for electric power. 
The present electric pump is altogether too expensive to operate 
continuously. 



New Pump 

Although the steam pump is in fair operating condition, it has 
served most of its dependable, useful life for a main unit, and its 
maintenance will be more and more expensive. The time has 
come to install a new main pumping unit. The choice lies between 
a high-duty, steam pumping engine and an electric-motor-driven 
centrifugal pumping unit. 

Cost of Operation 

Probably the best comparison between coal and electricity is 
found in the pumping station records for the period since the 
electric pump was installed. The cost for coal per million gallons 
of water pumped has been about $10, and the cost for electricity 
about $59. 

We can assume that a new steam pump would give approxi- 
mately the same economy as the present steam pump, and that the 
cost for coal would be $10 per million gallons. A new electric 
pump, accurately designed for average operating conditions should 
show a considerable saving over the present electric pump, and we 
believe that under existing rates for electricity, the cost per million 
gallons would be reduced to $40. A still further reduction to 
about $28.50 would be realized under a new power rate which is 
available. In addition, an off-peak rate has been suggested by the 
power company which, if definitely available and advisable to 
accept, would reduce the cost to about $22 per million gallons. 

Cost of Installation 

The cost of installing a high-duty, steam, pumping engine, 
complete, would be about $33,000. An addition to the pumping 
station building would be necessary, and we w r ould propose an 
extension in the rear of 10 feet, at a cost of about $4,000. 

The cost of installing an electric pumping unit, complete, would 
be about $4,000, and could replace the present inefficient electric 
pump. 

The fixed charges on the steam pump and building extension, 
at 6%, would be $2220 per year, and for the electric pump, at 
8%, $320. 

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Comparison of Cost per Million Gallons by Pumping 

with Steam and Electricity, Based on 300 Mg. per Year 

Item Steam Electricity 

Coal $10.00 

Electric Power $22 . 00— $28 . 50 

Fixed Charges 7.40 $1.07 

Additional Maintenance 2 . 33 

Additional Coal for Heating 1.00 

Additional Cost of Electric Lighting .29 



Comparative Cost per 

Million Gallons $20 . 02 $24 . 07— $30 . 57 

There are various advantages for both a steam and electric 
pump, which could be enumerated, but they are rather indeterm- 
inable, and can be considered to equalize each other. 

As a conclusion to our study, we believe that the installation 
of a steam pumping unit would result in a net saving to the 
Town of from $4 to $10 per million gallons of water delivered 
into the distribution system. In order for the cost of operation 
for an electric pump to compare with a steam pump, electric 
power must be obtained for $0.0115 per KW. 

Recommendations 

We make the following recommendations, — 

That a high-duty, steam pumping engine be installed at 
Haggetts Pond as the main operating unit, and that an addition 
be constructed at the rear of the pumping station, at a total es- 
timated cost of $37,000. 

That the present Deane steam pump be retained as a reserve 
unit. 

That the present electric power service be discontinued un- 
less the demand charge be waived by the power company. 

That a Builders Iron Foundry, or other venturi meter, of the 
registering-indicating-recording type, be installed to furnish a 
continuous record of the pumping. 



That the sum of $40,000 be provided for the pumping equip- 
ment, venturi meter and other improvements at the pumping 
station. 

Yours very truly, 

WESTON & SAMPSON 

To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1929 we 
recommend an appropriation of $30,000 to be divided as follows : 

Salaries and Labor $17000.00 

300 tons of Coal 1950.00 

Engine and Cylinder Oil and Tools 550.00 

Power No. 1 and No. 2 Stations 6000.00 

Truck and Car 700.00 

Steam Engine and Boiler repairs 2000.00 

Cleaning Pipe 1000.00 

Telemeters (new poles, wire, etc.) 500.00 

Landscape work around pond 300.00 



$30000.00 
Services and meters increased during 1928 as follows: — 
Services in use January 1, 1928 2207 

Services installed during 1928 46 



Services in use January 1, 1929 2253 

Meters in use January 1, 1928 2081 

Meters installed during 1928 48 



Meters in use January 1, 1929 2129 

During the year 1928 we have laid 3036 feet of service pipe on 
private property and 769 feet on Town property. The work of 
cleaning service pipes in many cases is becoming more difficult. 
Some of the water services have been in use as many as 39 years, 
and it is impossible to clean such services, especially where the 
pipe is of unusual length, due to the fact that they were com- 
pletely filled with rust. It might be interesting to note that it 
was necessary to renew many of these old services during 1928. 

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We recommend for service pipe and construction for 1929, 



$12,000.00 to be divided as follows :— 




Renewing pipe over bridges on Main St. 


$1000.00 


Renewing services on Main St. 


1000.00 


(Approx. 1400 ft.) 




Labor 


6000.00 


50 Meters 


600.00 


Pipe — (all kinds) 


1500.00 


Brass goods, tools and hydrants 


900.00 


Renewing services 


1000.00 



Appropriation, March, 1928 
Water Maintenance 
Water Construction 

Total 
Approved Bills 



$12000.00 

$30000.00 
12000.00 

$42000.00 
41997.12 



Balance 



$2.88 



Special Article Water Extensions 



Appropriations 


i. 


Lowell St. (Article 8) 


$9000.00 


Stinson Rd. (Article 9) 


2000.00 


Washington Ave. (Article 10) 


3500.00 


Approved Bills 




Lowell St. 


$8145.69 


Stinson Rd. 


1923.91 


Washington Ave. 


3319.43 



$14500.00 



Balance 



$13389.03 
$1110.97 



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Receipts 
Water Rates $36971.20 

Construction 4685 . 21 

Paid to Town Treasurer 
Water Rates $36971.20 

Construction 4685.21 



$4l6b6.41 $41656.41 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

To provide for adequate sewer maintenance we would recom- 
mend an appropriation of $6200.00. 

The cleaning of a few troublesome sewer house-connections and 
stopped sewer mains, and the flushing of some of the sewer mains 
at Shawsheen Village that were laid at a very slight grade, con- 
stitute the greater part of the sewer work. 

Fifteen applications have been filed for sewer house services 
during 1928, making a total of 1044 in use January 1, 1929. 
Appropriation and credits $5765.00 

Approved Bills 5370.42 



Balance $394.58 

Outfall Sewer 

On hand January 1, 1928 $3270.91 

Rec'd from Eastern Mass. St. Ry. Co. 1000.00 

$4270.91 

Approved Bills 4211.69 

Balance $59.22 



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SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Appro'ved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 571.65 


Telemeters 








2290.15 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$ 13389.03 






352916.02 


Service Pipe 


11998.53 


4685.21 


$7313.32 


90700,69 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 


1000.00 






2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








[47933.54 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Totals 


$26387.56 






$549396.49 


SEWER DEPARTMENT 


Sewer Mains 


71776 ft. 






Cost to Abutter 




$140508.93 


) 


Cost to Town 




352330.30 


(Jan. 1, 1929 


Totals 


71776 ft. 


$492839.23 


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HIGHWAYS, PARKS AND PLAYSTEAD 



During the year 1928 the following modern road equipment 
was purchased : 

Cold Patch Mixer 

Chevrolet Truck 

Sand and Stone Spreader 

Tractor for plowing snow and scraping roads 

The above equipment is a generous economizer of time and 
expense. 

During the early part of the year the highway work was con- 
fined to the plowing of snow, the sanding of roads and sidewalks 
and the patching of roads. During the spring months many 
streets were cleaned and patched preparatory to the blanketing 
with sand and tar, or sand and asphalt. When conditions per- 
mitted, practically all of the country roads were scraped to put 
them in condition for summer travel. Greenwood Road was 
widened from a point beyond Lowell Street to High Plain Road, 
and covered with ashes and gravel. This past year ashes have 
been placed on the following streets: Lowell Junction Road, 
Love joy Road, Beacon Street, Chandler Road, Lupine Road, 
Woburn Street, North Street, Argilla Road, Ballardvale Road, 
Holt Street, Brown Street, Rattlesnake Hill Road, Dufton Road, 
and Marland Street. 

The road work on High Street was completed on August 18th, 
1928. Included in this work is a new approach from Burnham 
Road to High Street. This approach is located 40 feet north of 
the old approach and facilitates going from one street to the 
other. The cost of the High Street job is as follows : — 

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13486 


sq. yds. $1,296 per sq. yd. 


$17477.86 


600 


ft. drain $1 . 575 per sq. yd. 


945.00 


4 


Catchbasins and 2 Manholes 


245.85 




Repairing Fence 


293 . 78 




New Fence 


1110.00 



Total $20072.49 

After the completion of High Street, the following streets were 
built by the Town: — Fletcher Street, Ridge Street, and a section 
of Salem Street. The cost of the Salem Street job was paid by 
Phillips Academy. The Haverhill Street job together with the 
bridge, retaining walls, etc., (done under Chapter 90 by the Town) 
was paid for by the State, County, Boston & Maine R. R. and 
Town. 

Haverhill St. Bridge, Road, Retaining Wall, etc. 
Appropriation $12500 . 00 

From regular Highway Maintenance 2750.00 



Total $15250.00 

Approved Bills 14628.13 



Balance $621.87 

The River Road work was done under Chapter 90 by Con- 
tractor T. J. McCue, and this too was paid for by the State, 
County and Town. A section of Pine Street was built with a 
mixture of stone dust and crushed stone, and will give satisfac- 
tory results. Torr Street was rebuilt using old material from the 
Salem Street job. This mixture of stone and tar has made a 
durable road, the type necessary on Torr Street because many 
heavy trucks pass over this road hauling gravel to the Academy. 

"Hot top gutters" were built on Chestnut Street from a point 
beyond Main Street to Bartlet Street. This is the main approach 
to the Pajk and now presents a much better appearance. The 
road bed on Locke Street has been widened to include the gutters 
which heretofore were much lower than the surface of the road, 
thus making it dangerous for cars passing on the extreme edge 

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of the road. On other streets in Town the grades of the gutters 
have been changed so as to overcome an unsatisfactory condition 
similar to that which existed on Locke Street. 

Many street signs have been erected during 1928. To make it 
safe for motor vehicle traffic at dangerous points, short sections of 
highway fence have been erected on the following streets: — 
Chandler Road, Abbot Street, Stinson Road, Prospect Hill Road, 
Salem Street, Ballardvale Road, River Street, Woburn Street. 
A number of highway fences have been painted during the past 
year. Pipe culverts have been installed on the following streets 
to take the place of the old stone culverts which have fallen in : — 
Abbot Street, Chestnut Lane, Red Spring Road, High Street, 
Cross Street, Argilla Road, and Chandler Road. 

Stone bounds were set on the following streets : — Carmel Road, 
Park Street, Harding Street, a section of Dufton Road, Bartlet 
Street, and South Main Street. Some of this work should be 
done during 1929 so that the street lines can be readily located. 

The bridge planking on Andover Street, Woburn Street, and 
Stevens Street has been repaired, and during 1929 these bridges 
together with the Abbot Bridge will require reconditioning. 

To provide for adequate highway maintenance for 1929 we 
recommend an appropriation of $50000 to be divided as follows : 
Salaries, labor, teams, and truck hire $20000.00 

Tarvia, oil and asphalt 6000.00 

Gravel, ashes and patching 8000.00 

Scarifying and scraping country roads 

and equipment for same 4500.00 

Upkeep of 2 horses and wagon 800.00 

One truck and one car 800.00 

Catchbasins and drains 750.00 

Street signs, fences and stone bounds 700.00 

Bridges 1000.00 

Sidewalks 5000.00 

Tools 300.00 

Filling, regrading and building fences at 

bridges that have been discontinued 2150.00 



$50000.00 



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Financial Statement 

Appropriation, March, 1928 $88200.00 

Approved Bills: 

Maintenance $49160.20 

Snow 7993.81 

Construction 28045.94 

Sidewalks 1736.46 

Drains 1253.77 88190.18 



Balance $9.82 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

Appropriation, March, 1928 $4000.00 

Approved Bills 3987.53 



Balance $12.47 

To provide for adequate Park maintenance in 1929 we re- 
commend an appropriation of $4000.00. 

ARTICLE 6, BLEACHERS 

Appropriation $1400 . 00 

Approved Bills 1374.26 



Balance $25 . 74 

ARTICLE 7, GRADING AT PLAYSTEAD 

Appropriation $2500 . 00 

Approved Bills 2499.75 

Balance $.25 

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REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



We show below a report of your Water and Sewer Sinking 
Funds : 

Water Sinking Fund 
Cr. 

Balance, January 1, 1928 $6071.49 

Interest to August 7, 1928 72.03 

$6143.52 



Final payment on Bonds June 4 5000.00 



Balance, August 7, 1928 $1143.52 

Dr. 
Andover National Bank, Book No. 3 $1 143 . 52 



Sewer Sinking Fund 
Cr. 
Balance, January 1, 1928 $30654.65 

Interest to August 7, 1928 316. 15 

$30970.80 

Final payment on Bonds June 4 30000. 0G 



Balance August 7, 1928 $970.80 

Dr. 
Andover National Bank, Book No. 2 $970.80 

The combined balance amounting to $2114.32 has been turned 
over to the Town Treasurer and both bonds were redeemed in 
full June 4, 1928. 

Signed : 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
THOMAS P. DEA 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 
WALTER I. MORSE 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Board of Public Works 

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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1929 



PRINTED BY 
THE ANDOVER PRESS, ANDOVER, MASS. 

1930 



CONTENTS 





Page 




Page 


Aiding Mothers 




40 


Municipal Buildings 




28 


Andover Post No. 8 




38 


Municipal Properties 




48 


Animal Inspector 




58 


No. Main Street, Article 4 




42 


Appropriations, 1929 




19 


Outside Relief 




39 


Assessors' Report 




46 


Police 


31 


,69 


Assessors' Survey 




36 


Pomp's Pond Recreation Commit- 




Assets 




72 


tee 




31 


Auditors' Certificate 




82 


Printing 




29 


Board of Health 




30 


Punchard Free School, Report 


of 




Board of Health Nurse 




66 


Trustees 




63 


Board of Public Works 


Appendix 


Redemption of Bonds 




38 


Brush Fires 




32 


Reserve Fund 




43 


Building Inspector's Report 




55 


Retirement of Veterans 




40 


Charities Department 




81 


River Road 




40 


Cornell Fund 




49 


Schools 




23 


County Tax 




42 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


35 


, 52 


Damage to Persons and Property 


34 


Smith-Hughes Fund 




25 


Dump, Care of 




35 


Soldiers' Relief 




40 


Election and Registration 




29 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


41, 


50 


Essex County Tuberculosis H 


ospita 


I 30 


State Aid 




38 


Financial Report 




23 


State Taxes 




42 


Fire Department 


32 


,59 


Street Lighting 




33 


Finance Committee's R.eport 




92 


Tax Collector 




44 


G. A. R. Post 99 




37 


Temporary Loans 




43 


Haverhill Street Bridge 




41 


Town Clerk 




21 


Infirmary Expense 




39 


Town House Alterations 




28 


Inspector of Wires 




35 


Town Meeting 




12 


Insurance 




36 


Town Officers 


4, 


26 


Interest 




36 


Town Physician's Report 




57 


Jury List 




60 


Town Scales 




29 


Liabilities 




72 


Town Warrant 


7, 


87 


Librarian's Report 




105 


Treasurer's Report 




72 


Memorial Day 




37 


Tree Warden 


33, 


53 


Memorial Hall Library 


37, 


101 


Vital Statistics 




22 


Moth Work 


34 


,54 









TOWN OFFICERS 



Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 



FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Assessors 
FRANK H. HARDY, Chairman 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Secretary 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS 

Town Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON 

Tax Collector 
WILLIAM B. CHEEVER 



Term expires 1932 
" 1930 

Term expires 1932 
" 1930 
" 1931 



School Committee 




LAWRENCE V. ROTH Term expires 1930 


MARY W. FRENCH 


" 1930 


ETHEL E. CROSS 


" 1930 


MAY D. FOLK 


" 1931 


EUGENE M. WEEKS 


" 1931 


DR. W. DACRE WALKER 


" 1931 


MARY E. C. GEAGAN 


" 1932 


FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 


" 1932 


H. GILBERT FRANCKE 


" 1932 



Superintendent of Schools 
HENRY C. SANBORN 

Board of Public Works 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
THOMAS P. DEA 
WALTER I. MORSE 



Term expires 1930 

14 1930 
ii 1931 

ii 1931 
11 1932 



Superintendent of Water and Sewer Departments, Highways and 

Parks 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

Chief of Fire Department 
CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Board of Health 
FRANKLIN H. STACEY Term expires 1930 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. " " 1931 

GEORGE G. BROWN " " 1932 

Chief of Police 
FRANK M. SMITH 

Constables 

JAMES NAPIER Term expires 1930 

FRANK M. SMITH " " 1930 

GEORGE N. SPARKS " " 1930 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

JOHN C. ANGUS Term expires 1930 

BURTON S. FLAGG " " 1931 

CLAUDE M. FUESS " " 1932 

REV. FREDERICK A. WILSON " " 1933 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL " " 1934 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN " " 1935 

PHILIP F. RIPLEY " " 1936 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Terms expire 1931 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL JOHN H. CAMPION 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Auditors 
WALTER H. COLEMAN DAVID L. COUTTS 

HARRY SELLARS 

Moderator — Town Meetings 
ALFRED E. STEARNS 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

DR. WILLIAM D. WALKER Term expires 1930 

JOHN C. ANGUS " " 1931 

CHARLES N. MARLAND " " 1932 



Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
RALPH T. BERRY 

Inspector of Buildings 
EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Inspector of Plumbing 
JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Inspector of Wires 
CHARLES A. HILL 

Registrars of Voters 
PATRICK J. SCOTT GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Clerk 

SAMUEL P. HULME JOHN F. HURLEY 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery — For three years 
WALTER I. MORSE WALTER E. CURTIS 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER FRED A. SWANTON 

EVERETT M. LUNDGREN DAVID R. LAWSON 

JOHN W. STARK 

Street Lighting Committee 
WALTER H. COLEMAN GEORGE G. BROWN 

*JAMES C. SOUTER WINFIELD B. KNOWLTON 

GEORGE L. GRAHAM ROLAND B. GLINES 

Finance Committee 
*ARCHIE N. FROST, Chairman JOHN A. ARNOLD 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Secretary JAMES H. EATON 

*WALTER M. LAMONT EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

FRANK W. McLANATHAN JAMES C. SOUTER 

G. EDGAR FOLK 

Planning Board 

*GRANVILLE K. CUTLER Term expires 1930 

*CHARLES H. FORBES " " 1931 

ROY E. HARDY " " 1932 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1933 

GEORGE M. R. HOLMES " " 1934 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

* Resigned 



TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and Four, 
viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club House, School 
Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on Monday, the 
Fourth Day of March, 1929, at 6 o'clock a.m., to act on the 
following articles : 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk 
for one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one 
year, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one member of the Board 
of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board of 
Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one year, 
three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for seven years, Tree Warden for one year, one member 
of Planning Board for two years (to fill vacancy), one member 
of Planning Board for five years, and all town officers required 
by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 
the General Laws, to Monday, March 11th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. 

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at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely : 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding Mothers 
with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to Persons 
and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town Scales, High- 
way Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial Hall Library, 
Memorial Day, Post 99 G. A. R., Andover Post No. 8, American 
Legion, Municipal Buildings, Parks and Playsteads, Police, 
Printing, Election and Registration, Essex County Tuberculosis 
Hospital Maintenance, Public Dump, Retirement of Veterans, 
Reserve Fund, Redemption of Water, Sewer, High School, 
Library, Essex Sanatorium and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance and Construction, Soldiers' Relief, 
Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town 
Officers, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Main- 
tenance and Construction, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$50000.00 to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding the roadway, 
known as North Main Street, from Andover Square to Stimpson's 
Bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost will be 
borne by the State and County of Essex, and to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds 
or notes of the town if found necessary for the payment of said 
work, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 5. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$40000.00 for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and 
other improvements at the Haggett's Pond Pumping Station, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 6. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money not exceeding $4500.00 provided, however, a like amount 
of money is appropriated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and the County of Essex, for improvement of River Road in 
West Andover so-called, on petition of Board of the Public Works. 

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Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$4000.00 to erect a wire fence around the playstead, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will vote that the southerly 
end of Bartlet Street, between Chapel Avenue and Wheeler Street 
be closed to public traffic, and that the private way known as 
Wheeler Street be accepted as a public way as approved by the 
Board of Survey, the said street to be resurfaced and graded, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Public Works in accord- 
ance with the plan of the Trustees of Phillips Academy, the 
expense thereof to be borne by said Academy, on petition of John 
V. Holt and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a way 
known as Boston Road extending from Rattlesnake Hill Road 
to Gould Road, on petition of George Bernard and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the Water 
Service from Salem Street to the residence of Honora Glowacki 
on Gray Road, a distance of about 700 feet and appropriate the 
sum of $1750.00 therefor, on petition of John D. Urquhart and 
others. 

Article 1 1 . — To see if the Town will authorize the construction 
of a sewer on Union Street and appropriate the sum of $2800.00 
therefor and accept the same as a part of the sewerage system, 
on petition of Mary A. Robinson and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will vote to rebuild Union 
Street from the Lawrence line to North Main Street, the same to 
be permanently constructed as a continuation of the road already 
installed by the City of Lawrence and appropriate the sum of 
$33750.00 therefor, on petition of D. Arthur Bell and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the town will authorize the School 
Committee to employ expert advice for purposes of a survey for 
changes and additions in school room accommodations and gym- 
nasium facilities and appropriate a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ($500.00) therefor, on petition of the School Com- 
mittee. 



Article 14. — To see if the Town will petition the Director of 
Accounts of the Department of Corporations and Taxation for the 
installation of an accounting system, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Sections 21 to 25 of Chapter 406 Acts of 1928, an 
amendment to Chapter 136 of the General Laws, relating to 
certain sports and games on the Lord's Day. 

Article 16. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of 
the current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 17. — To determine what disposition shall be made 
of unexpended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 18. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 19. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventh day of February A.D., 
1929. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of A ndover 



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Andover, March 4, 1929 

Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhab- 
itants of said town to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in 
no less than five other public places, where bills and notices are 
usually posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

FRANK M. SMITH, Constable 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 4, 1929 



At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Town affairs convened in Precincts One, Two, 
Three and Four in said Andover on Monday the Fourth day of 
March, 1929 at six o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the 
requirements of the foregoing warrant, Took up Article One, and 
proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 

The ballot boxes were found to be empty, and registered 0000. 
The polls opened at 6 o'clock A.M. and closed at 6.30 o'clock 
P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 2746, viz. : 

Precinct One, 1472; Precinct Two, 268; Precinct Three, 596; 
Precinct Four, 410. 

The result of the balloting was as follows : 



Precincts 




12 3 4 




Moderator — One Year 




1045 197 485 350 


Alfred E. Stearns 


5 1 


John Traynor 


422 71 111 59 


Blanks 


Town Clerk — One Year 




1118 204 483 347 


George A. Higgins 


354 64 113 63 


Blanks 



2077 

6 

663 

2152 
594 

Town Treasurer — One Year 

763 134 264 193 Thaxter Eaton 1354 

664 123 303 205 George A. Higgins 1295 

45 11 29 12 Blanks 97 



Selectman — Three Years 



581 


124 


222 


100 


Matthew Burns 


709 


110 


330 


268 


Frank H. Hardy 


130 


25 


36 


36 


Roland L. Luce 


52 


9 


8 


6 


Blanks 



1027 
1417 

227 

75 



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Assessor — Three Years 



577 


123 


210 


101 


Matthew Burns 


700 


106 


328 


258 


Frank H. Hardy 


134 


28 


39 


36 


Roland L. Luce 


61 


11 


19 


15 


Blanks 



1011 

1392 

237 

106 



Collector of Taxes — One Year 

1013 216 445 371 William B. Cheever 2045 

369 29 119 29 George Page 546 

90 23 32 10 Blanks 155 

School Committee — Three Years 

1018 202 467 348 Frederick E. Cheever 2035 

925 161 388 314 H. Gilbert Francke 1788 

1095 197 393 307 Mary E. C. Geagan 1992 

1378 244 540 261 Blanks 2423 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 

1086 191 493 356 Philip F. Ripley 2126 

386 77 103 54 Blanks 620 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 

1183 205 498 371 Walter I. Morse 2257 

289 63 98 39 Blanks 489 



2086 
660 



Auditors of Accounts — One Year 

840 174 308 268 Walter H. Coleman 1590 

1721 
1793 
1150 
1074 230 420 260 Blanks 1984 

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Boare 


> of Health- 


-Three Years 


1044 


220 477 


345 George G. Brown 


428 


48 119 


65 Blanks 



899 


156 


384 


282 


David L. Coutts 


944 


172 


407 


270 


Harry Sellars 


659 


72 


269 


150 


Harry W. Wadman 



CONSTABLES- 


-One Year 






983 172 


409 


298 


James Napier 


1862 


963 176 


452 


299 


Frank M. Smith 


1890 


1067 221 


440 


316 


George N. Sparks 


2044 


1 






Vincent P. Hickey 


1 


1402 235 


487 


317 


Blanks 


2441 


Tree Warden — One Year 






825 142 


294 


184 


Ralph T. Berry 


1445 


590 107 


270 


205 


E. Burke Thornton 


1172 


57 19 


32 


21 


Blanks 


129 


Planning Board— 


-Five Years 




1 






David Burns 


1 


2 






George M. R. Holmes 


2 


1 






William J. Doherty 




1 


1 
1 
1 


1 
1 
1 


George Markey 
Joseph Burns 
John Traynor 
Louis A. Holt 
John T. Mercer 
Thaxter Eaton 
Fred Eaton 




1467 268 


593 


407 


Blanks 


2735 


Planning Board — 


Two Years (to fill vacancy) 




1 

* 






William Doherty 


1 


1 






Frank C. Hughes 


1 






1 


Maurice J. Curran 


1 






1 


Matthew Burns 


1 


1470 268 


596 


408 


Blanks 


2742 



All the foregoing officers were voted on by ballot and the 
check lists were used. 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, March 4, 1929 

Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge, L. D. Pomeroy. 

Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 P.M. 

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Ballot Box registered when polls closed 1472. Number of ballots 
received 2556. Number returned 1084. Number of ballots cast 
1472. Officer, Frank M. Smith. Voted to count ballots before 
Polls were closed at 9 A.M. MARR M KEANE> Ckrk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

Ballardvale, March 4, 1929 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 P.M. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 267. Number of ballots 
received 672. Number returned 404. Number of ballots cast 268. 
Officer, George A. Dane. Voted to count ballots before Polls were 

closed at 1 P.M. JOSEPH P. LYNCH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

i\NDOVER, March 4, 1929 
Polls opened at 6 A.M. Warden in charge, James R. Mosher. 
Ballot Box registered at opening 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 P.M. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 596. Number of ballots 
received 1300. Number returned 704. Number of ballots cast 
596. Officer, George Dunnells. Voted to count ballots before 
Polls were closed at 8.35 A.M. 

EDWARD R. LAWSON, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, March 4, 1929 
Polls opened at 6.00 A.M. Warden in charge, G. R. Cannon. 
Ballot Box registered at opening, 0000. Polls closed at 6.30 P.M. 
Ballot Box registered when polls closed 410. Number of ballots 
received 941. Number returned 531. Number of ballots cast 410. 
Officer, William L. Frye. Voted to count ballots before Polls were 

closed at 8 A.M. EDWARD A. DOYLE, Dep. Clerk 

After final action on Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws 
to Monday, March 11th at 1.30 o'clock P.M. at the Town Hall. 

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1.30 O'CLOCK P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 11th, 1929 

The Moderator declared: 

Alfred E. Stearns elected Moderator for One Year. 

George A. Higgins elected Town Clerk for One Year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for One Year. 

Frank H. Hardy elected Selectman for Three Years. 

Frank H. Hardy elected Assessor for Three Years. 

William B. Cheever elected Collector of Taxes for One Year. 

Frederick E. Cheever elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

H. Gilbert Francke elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Mary E. C. Geagan elected member School Committee for 
Three Years. 

Philip F. Ripley elected Trustee Memorial Hall Library for 
Seven Years. 

Walter I. Morse elected member Board of Public Works for 
Three Years. 

George G. Brown elected member Board of Health for Three 
Years. 

Walter H. Coleman elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

David L. Coutts elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

Harry Sellars elected Auditor of Accounts for One Year. 

James Napier elected Constable for One Year. 

Frank M. Smith elected Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for One Year. 

Ralph T. Berry elected Tree Warden for One Year. 

George M. R. Holmes elected member of the Planning Board 
for Five Years. 

Before taking up Article 2 the Moderator read the following 
tribute from the members of the Board of Health on the death of 
Bancroft T. Haynes, a member of that Board for fifteen years. 

Bancroft T. Haynes of Ballardvale, a member of the Andover 
Board of Health, passed away on the morning of February 25th. 

For fifteen years he had served the town in this department of 
its civic work with marked efficiency and his help will be greatly 
missed. His long residence in Andover, of more than sixty years, 
had given him a wide acquaintance with its people and its needs. 

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By his sterling integrity, sound judgment, kind disposition and 
faithfulness to his duties, he won the confidence and high esteem 
of his fellow-townsmen, and his passing causes deep regret. 

In recognition of his valued service as a member of the Board 
of Health, and of his high character as a citizen, the Board votes to 
enter this tribute in its records, and to send a copy to his family. 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D. 

Took up Article 2 and chose : 

Charles N. Marland, Trustee Cornell Fund for three years. 

Street Lighting Committee for One Year (appointed by Mod- 
erator) : Walter H. Coleman, George G. Brown, Winfield B. 
Knowlton, James C. Souter, George L. Graham. 

Finance Committee for One Year (appointed by Moderator) : 
James C. Souter, G. Edgar Folk, Charles J. Bailey, Edmond E. 
Hammond, Frank W. McLanathan, John A. Arnold, James H. 
Eaton. 

Took up Article 3 : 

Voted to appropriate the following stated sums of money : 

Infirmary $10,350.00 

Outside Relief 8,000 . 00 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 5,000.00 

American Legion 1 ,000 . 00 

Assessors' Survey 3,000.00 

Board of Health 4,500 . 00 

Brush Fires 1,000.00 

Damages to Persons and Property 3,000.00 

Election and Registration 1 ,000 . 00 

Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 5 , 1 72 . 49 

Fire Department 29,500 . 00 

Post 99, G. A. R. 200.00 
Highways : 

Maintenance 50,000.00 

Construction 26,500 . 00 
Recommended for construction of Poor Street, Red 
Spring Road, Cuba Street and Washington Avenue. 

Amount carried forward $148,222 . 49 

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Amount brought forward 


$148,222.49 


Interest 


29,000.00 


Insurance 


6,600.00 


Library 


7,800.00 


Memorial Day 


850.00 


Parks and Playgrounds Maintenance 


4,000.00 


Police 


29,000.00 


Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 


2,000.00 


Printing 


600.00 


Public Dump 


400.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


48,000.00 


Retirement of Veteran 


300.00 


Schools, Maintenance 


148,098.00 


Unpaid 1928 bills 


1,100.00 


Sewers 


6,200.00 


Snow Removal 


8,000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


2,500.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


500.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


8,000.00 


State Aid 


500.00 


Street Lighting 


19,800.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4,200.00 


Town Officers 


17,250.00 


Salary of Collector $2250 . 00 




Treasurer 2000.00 




Town Clerk 1700.00 




Town Scales 


125.00 


Tree Warden 


5,000.00 


Moth Work 


5,000.00 


Water 




Maintenance 


30,000.00 


Construction 


12,000.00 


Wire Inspector 


350.00 


Article 4 — North Main Street 


50,000.00 


Article 10 — Water Extension, Gray Road 


1,750.00 




$597,145.49 



18 



Took up Article 4: — 

Voted at 4.05 P.M. — That the town appropriate the sum of 
$50,000.00 to pay its share of the cost of rebuilding the roadway, 
known as North Main Street, from Andover Square to Stimp- 
son's Bridge, it being understood that the balance of the cost 
will be borne by the State and County of Essex, under the pro- 
visions of Section 34, Chapter 90 of the General Laws. 

Took up Article 5 : — 

Voted at 5.28 P.M. — That the matter of new steam pumping 
equipment be referred to the Board of Public Works for further 
study and report at next annual meeting. 

Took up Article 6 : — 

Voted at 5.29 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 7 : — 

Voted at 5.30 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 8 : — 

Voted at 5.34 P.M. — That the southerly end of Bartlet Street, 
between Chapel Avenue and Wheeler Street be closed to public 
traffic, and that the private way known as Wheeler Street be 
accepted as a public way as approved by the Board of Survey, 
the said street to be resurfaced and graded, subject to the ap- 
proval of the Board of Public Works in accordance with the plan 
of the Trustees of Phillips Academy, the expense thereof to be 
borne by said Academy. 

Took up Article 9 : — 

Voted at 5.35 P.M. — To accept as a public way, as laid out and 
approved by the Board of Survey, a way known as Boston Road 
extending from Rattlesnake Hill Road to Gould Road. 

Took up Article 10: — 

Voted at 5.36 P.M. — To extend the Water Service from Salem 
Street to the residence of Honora Glowacki on Gray Road, a dis- 
tance of about 700 feet and appropriate the sum of $1750.00 
therefor. 

Took up Article 11: — 

Voted at 5.37 P.M. — That article be withdrawn. 

19 



Took up Article 12: — 

Voted at 5.38 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 13: — 

Voted at 5.39 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 14: — 

Voted at 5.50 P.M. — To petition the Director of Accounts of 
the Department of Corporations and Taxation for the installa- 
tion of an accounting system, in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 44 of the General Laws. 

Took up Article 15: — - 

Voted at 5.51 P.M. — To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 16: — 

Voted at 5.52 P.M. — That the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1st, 1929, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year, any debt or debts 
incurred under this vote to be paid from the revenue of said 
Financial year. 

Took up Article 17:— 

Voted at 5.53 P.M. — That all unexpended appropriations be 
turned into the Treasury with the exception of the following: 
War Bonus Surplus, $803.33; River Road, $816.30; Town House 
Repairs, $1828.01; Smith-Hughes Fund, $120.26; Also that the 
sum of $5000.00 be transferred from the Overlay Reserve to the 
Reserve Fund and that free cash in the treasury to the amount of 
$10,000.00 be voted the Assessors to be used in reducing the tax 
rate for 1929. 

Took up Article 18: — 

Voted at 5.54 P.M. — To accept the report of the Town Officers. 

Took up Article 19: — 

Voted at 5.55 P.M. — That the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the Officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meet- 
ing. 

Attest: GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 

20 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



To the Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the office of Town Clerk for the 
year 1929. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration on February 20, 1929 was 5046. 

Precinct One — 

Males 1174 

Females 1260 

2434 

Precinct Two — 

Males 268 

Females 271 

539 

Precinct Three — 

Males 639 

Females 606 

1245 

Precinct Four — 

Males 384 

Females 444 

828 

Total Male Voters 2465 

Total Female Voters 2581 



21 



V 



1929 VITAL STATISTICS 



BIRTHS 

Number of births recorded 168 

Children born of American parents 97 

Children born of Foreign parents 46 

American father and foreign mother 16 

American mother and foreign father 9 

Males 104 

Females 64 

Twins 1 

DEATHS 

Number of deaths 147 

Males 69 

Females 78 

American born 107 

Foreign born 40 

MARRIAGES 

Number of marriages recorded 86 

Grooms : 

First marriage 77 

Second marriage 8 

Third marriage 

Fourth marriage 1 

Brides: 

First marriage 79 

Second marriage 6 

Third marriage 

Fourth marriage 1 

Nativity: 

Both American born 61 

Both Foreign born 7 

American groom and foreign bride 10 

American bride and foreign groom 8 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, Town Clerk 

22 



Financial Report 

For the year ending December 31, 1929 



SCHOOLS 



GENERAL EXPENSE 

Salaries : 

Superintendent $4300 . 00 

Attendance Officer 100.00 

Clerk 913.40 

Other expenses 83 . 64 



$ 5397.04 



EXPENSE OF INSTRUCTION 



Supervisors : 

Salaries 
Teachers : 

High 

Elementary 

Textbooks : 
High 
Elementary 

Supplies : 
High 
Elementary 



Amount carried forward 



2799.84 



29001.22 






68589.71 








97590 


93 




1054.18 






2259.42 








3313 


60 




1336.06 






1509.37 








2845 


43 




\ 


&111946 


84 



23 



Amount brought forward 






EXPENSE OF OPERATION 


Janitors : 






High 




2126.57 


Elementary 




6382.12 


Fuel: 




High 




1095.81 


Elementary 




4187.24 


Miscellaneous: 




High 




753.39 


Elementary 




1281.60 



11946.84 



8508.69 



5283.05 



2034.99 



Repairs : 

High 

Elementary 



MAINTENANCE 



1407.68 
2425.97 



3833.65 



AUXILIARY AGENCIES 



Libraries : 

High 
Elementary 

Health : 

High 
Elementary 

Transportation 

High 
Elementary 



Amount carried forward 



3.00 


25.00 
3092.54 

10171.94 


392.90 
2699.64 


2951.97 
7219:97 






$144896.70 



24 



Amount brought forward 




$144896.70 




MISCELLANEOUS 




Tuition : 








High 




343 . 60 




Elementary 




602 . 26 


945.86 


Sundries : 






High 




631.65 




Elementary 




1512.02 


2143.67 






OUTLAYS 


New Equipment 




1155.22 


1155.22 



SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

Appropriation $148098 . 00 

Total Expenditures 148056 . 87 



Balance $ 41.13 

Special Appropriation $ 1 1 00 . 00 

Total Expenditures 1084.58 



Balance $ 15.42 



SMITH-HUGHES FUND 



Balance from 1928 $120. 26 

Received from State 149.01 

Expended for salaries of Continuation 

School Teachers $269 . 2 7 



$269.27 $269.27 

25 



TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation $17250.00 

Frank H. Hardy, Chairman Selectmen, 

Assessor, and Board of Public Welfare $ 900 . 00 
Andrew McTernen, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Board of Public Welfare 800 . 00 

Jeremiah J. Daly, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Board of Public Welfare 800 . 00 

George A. Higgins, Town Clerk and Clerk 

of Boards 
George A. Higgins, Town Treasurer 
Thaxter Eaton, Town Treasurer 
William B. Cheever, Tax Collector 
Edward R. Lawson, Building Inspector 
Walter H. Coleman, Auditor 
Harry Sellars, Auditor 
David L. Coutts, Auditor 
Daniel J. Murphy, Town Counsel 
Alfred E. Stearns, Moderator 
Willis H. Tewksbury, Assistant Assessor 
J. Harry Anderson, Assistant Assessor 
William A. Harnedy, Assistant Assessor 
Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 
Mary Collins, Clerk 
Clerk hire, Tax Collector 
Alvah P. Wright, Field Driver 
Elmer H. Shattuck, Fish Warden 
Smart & Flagg, Bonds 
Assessors' Street List 
Division of Accounts, certification of notes 

Amount carried forward 

26 



2049 


.99 


520 


82 


1583 


.33 


2208 


.32 


416 


.72 


200 


.00 


200 


.00 


200 


.00 


1265 


.00 


10 


.00 


210 


00 


196 


00 


197 


25 


1820 


00 


1235 


00 


285 


70 


25 


00 


10. 


00 


650. 


00 


332. 


00 


s 24. 


00 


$16139. 


13 



Amount brought forward $16139. 13 

Board of Assessors, expenses and supplies 392 . 16 

Board of Selectmen, expenses and supplies 222.49 

Town Treasurer, expenses and supplies 167. 10 

Town Clerk, expenses and supplies 158.78 

Tax Collector, expenses and supplies 280 . 48 

Building Inspector, expenses and supplies 6 . 75 

Telephone 110.58 



Total expenditure $17477 . 47 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 227.47 



$17477.47 $17477.47 



27 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Appropriation 




$4200.00 


William C. Brown, Janitor 


$1443.00 




Equipment and repairs 


745.87 




Construction 


332.55 




Labor 


98.00 




Police Duty 


57.50 




Fuel 


666.00 




Light 


334.76 




Water 


40.29 


• 


Total expenditure 


$3717.97 


Balance 


482.03 






$4200.00 


$4200.00 



TOWN HOUSE ALTERATIONS 



Appropriation balance $1828.01 

Equipment $1734.96 

Balance 93.05 



$1828.01 $1828.01 



28 



TOWN SCALES 



Appropriation $125.00 

William C. Brown, salary $100.00 

Balance 25.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



$125.00 $125.00 



Appropriation 




$1000.00 


Precinct Officers 






Precinct One 


$ 107.50 




Precinct Two 


52.00 




Precinct Three 


65.00 




Precinct Four 


61.00 




Police Duty 


19.50 




Registrars of Voters 


54.00 




Transportation 


14.00 




Printing and Advertising 


104.50 




Janitor 


8.00 




Fuel 


7.00 




Miscellaneous 


25.37 




Total expenditure 


$ 517.87 




Balance 


482.13 






$1000.00 


$1000.00 


PRINTING 




Appropriation 


$600.00 


Smith & Coutts Co. 


$420.00 




Balance 


180.00 





$600.00 $600.00 
29 



BOARD OF HEALTH 



Appropriation 

Dr. Charles E. Abbott, salary 
Franklin H. Stacey, salary 
George G. Brown, salary 
Lotta Johnson, Agent and Nurse 
Lotta Johnson, Inspector of Slaughtering 
Lotta Johnson, use of car 
Ray S. Youmans, Inspector of Animals 
Franklin H. Stacey, Milk Inspector 
Franklin H. Stacey, fumigation and sup- 
plies 
Dr. Philip W. Blake, services 
Joseph P. Nolan, Plumbing Inspector 
John S. Buchan, Asst. Plumbing Inspector 
Essex Sanatorium 
Lowell Isolation Hospital 
Lawrence General Hospital 
Returning births 
Returning deaths 
Burying dead animals 
Stationery 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



$ 75 


00 


50 


00 


40 


22 


1500 


00 


200 


00 


200 


00 


350 


00 


75 


00 


260 


31 


50 


00 


177 


00 


12 


00 


1022 


40 


103 


57 


4 


50 


33 


50 


27 


50 


15 


50 


15 


00 


$4211 


50 


288 


50 



ESSEX SANATORIUM 



Appropriation 

Essex Sanatorium Fund 

Essex County, maintenance 
Essex County, construction 



$5172.49 
4136.30 



$4500.00 



$4500.00 $4500.00 



$5172.49 
4136.30 



$9308.79 $9308.79 



30 



POMPS POND RECREATION COMMITTEE 



Appropriation $2000.00 

John A. Robertson, Life Guard $ 390.00 

William C. Crowley, Jr., Asst. Life Guard 287.50 

George Forsythe, Asst. Life Guard 287 . 50 

Maintenance 86 . 25 

Construction and grading 403 . 03 

Painting 113.00 

Sundries 3.75 



Total expenditure $1571.03 

Balance 428.97 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 




$29000.00 


Refunds 




43.14 


Frank M. Smith, Chief 


$ 2600.00 




Patrolmen, wages 


20421.00 




Special police, wages 


1354.64 




Equipment and maintenance 


1445 . 39 




Gas, oil, and garage service 


722.68 




Automobile 


1290.00 




Telephone 


335.36 




Light 


122.80 




Dog Officer 


83.00 




Miscellaneous 

Total expenditure 


228.38 




$28603.25 




Balance 


439.89 





$29043.14 $29043.14 
31 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 


$29500.00 


Charles F. Emerson, Chief 


$ 2600.00 


Permanent men, wages 


18202.00 


Call men, wages 


2995.50 


Fire Alarm 


480.95 


Equipment and repairs 


2075.38 


Maintenance, building and grounds 


1769.87 


Fuel 


813.23 


Light 


341.45 


Telephone 


171.70 


Miscellaneous 


44.71 


Total expenditure 


$29494.79 


Balance 


5.21 



$29500.00 $29500.00 



BRUSH FIRES 



Appropriation $ 1 000 . 00 

Payrolls $695.00 

Equipment and supplies 304.68 



Total expenditure $999 . 68 

Balance .32 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



32 






STREET LIGHTING 



Appropriation 


$19800.00 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 




Lighting 


$18711.89 


Supplies 


43.48 


Total expenditure 


$18755.37 


Balance 


1044.63 



$19800.00 $19800.00 



TREE WARDEN 



Appropriation 








Ralph T. Berry, 


Tree Warden 


$1075.57 


E. Burke Thornton, 


Tree Warden 


140.00 


Payrolls 






2789.23 


New Trees 






232.00 


Equipment and 


repairs 


241.91 


Maintenance 






180.15 


Rent 






108.00 


Supplies 






18.14 


Tools 






112.06 


Telephone 






45.35 


Cavity Material 






49.20 


Truck hire 






7.00 


Fertilizer 






12.80 


Miscellaneous 






25.64 



$5000.00 



Total expenditure $5037 . 05 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 37 . 05 



$5037.05 $5037.05 
33 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 




$5000.00 


Ralph T. Berry, Superintendent 


$ 420.00 




E. Burke Thornton, Superintendent 


184.43 




Payrolls - 


3131.01 




Supplies, lead, lime and sulphur 


840.53 




Equipment and repairs 


172.29 




Rent 


108.00 




Maintenance 


104.71 




Printing 


19.03 




Truck hire 


6.00 




Telephone 


14.55 




Miscellaneous 


17.27 




Total expenditure 


$5017.82 




Transferred from Reserve Fund 




17.82 




$5017.82 


$5017.82 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Appropriation 




Ralph G. Parker 


$ 25.00 


Henry Peatman 


46.73 


Ruth M. Jenkins 


15.00 


Alice E. Swayne 


14.00 


Teresa G. Wheatley 


8.85 


George M. Squires 


44.75 


Vincent P. Hickey 


10.75 


Total expenditure 


$ 165.08 


Balance 


2834.92 



$3000.00 



$3000.00 $3000.00 
34 



PUBLIC DUMP 




Appropriation 

Neils Sorenson, Keeper $350.00 
Balance 50.00 


$400.00 


$400.00 


$400.00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



Appropriation 

Joseph P. Lynch, Sealer 
Equipment 


$400.00 
44.56 


$500.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$444.56 
55.44 






$500.00 


$500.00 



INSPECTOR OF WIRES 



Appropriation 




Bertrand L. George, Inspector 


$150.00 


Joseph T. Remmes, Acting Inspector 


20.16 


Charles A. Hill, Inspector 


129.84 


Printing 


7.25 


Total expenditure 


$307.25 


Balance 


42.75 



$350.00 



$350.00 $350.00 
35 



ASSESSORS' SURVEY 



Appropriation 

Morse and Dickinson, Engineers 
Supplies 


$2993.99 
4.00 


$3000.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$2997.99 
2.01 






$3000.00 
$6667.18 


$3000.00 


INSURANCE 




Appropriation 

Smart and Flagg, Inc. 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 


$6600.00 
67.18" 




$6667.18 

$ 6706.25 
1612.50 
1600.00 
7225.00 
1200.00 
1636.25 
6799.00 


$6667.18 


INTEREST 




Appropriation 

Sewer Loans 
Water Loans 
High School Loan 
Shawsheen School Loan 
Memorial Hall Library Loan 
Essex Sanatorium Loan 
Revenue Loans 


$29000.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$26779.00 
2221.00 





$29000.00 $29000.00 
36 



POST 99, G. A. R. 



Appropriation $200 . 00 

Jesse S. Billington, Quartermaster $200.00 



MEMORIAL DAY 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



$200.00 $200.00 



Appropriation 




$850.00 


Oration 


$ 25.00 




Flags and markers 


43.00 




Music 


148.20 




Transportation 


110.00 




Flowers 


412.00 




Ammunition 


16.00 




Total expenditure 


$754.20 




Balance 


95.80 




- 


$850.00 


$850.00 



Appropriation $7800 . 00 

Dog Licenses 659 . 39 

Income received from Library Trustees 3838 . 36 

Refunds 18.15 

Approved Bills (See Library Treasurer's 

Report) $12090.11 

Balance 225.79 



$12315.90 $12315.90 
37 



ANDOVER POST NO. 8, AMERICAN LEGION 



Appropriation 

Rent 
Janitor 
Fuel 
Light 


$j550.00 

220.00 

167.00 

60.89 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$ 997.89 
2.11 



$1000.00 






$1000.00 $1000.00 



REDEMPTION OF BONDS 



Appropriation 




$48000.00 


Essex Sanatorium Fund 




7000.00 


Nine Water Bonds 


$ 9000.00 




Twelve Sewer Bonds 


12000.00 




Five High School Bonds 


5000.00 




Twelve Shawsheen School Bonds 


12000.00 




Seven Essex Sanatorium Bonds 


7000.00 




Ten Library Bonds 


10000.00 





$55000.00 $55000.00 



STATE AID 



Appropriation 

Total expenditure 
Balance 



38 



$132.00 
368.00 



$500.00 



$500.00 $500.00 



INFIRMARY EXPENSES 



Appropriation 




$10350.00 


Mrs. E. Burke Thornton, Matron 


$ 900.00 




Employees, wages 


1420.75 




Groceries and provisions 


2947.20 




Fuel 


624.95 




Repairs, improvements and maintenance 


2247.45 




New equipment 


225.50 




Clothing 


266.74 




Gas and electricity 


287.96 




Drugs and tobacco 


121.74 




Physician 


80.00 




Water 


80.00 




Telephone 


22.97 




Household supplies 


395.88 




Sundries 


215.61 




Total expenditure 


$ 9836.75 




Balance 


513.25 






$10350.00 


$10350.00 



OUTSIDE RELIEF 



Appropriation 




$8000.00 


Refund 




12.00 


Paid for town cases 


$6127.43 




Paid other cities, towns and institutions 


2593.47 




Paid State 


755.83 





Total expenditure 

Transferred from Reserve Fund 

Balance 



$9476.73 



35.27 



1500.00 



39 



$9512.00 $9512.00 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 



Appropriation $2500 . 00 

Refund 5.00 

Total expenditure $1504 . 59 

Balance 1000.41 



$2505.00 $2505.00 



AIDING MOTHERS WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 



Appropriation $5000 . 00 

Total expenditure $3364.58 

Balance 1635.42 



RETIREMENT OF VETERANS 



Appropriation 
Paid to Veteran 



Appropriation Balance 
Received from State ar 

Approved bills 
Balance 



$5000.00 $5000.00 





$300.00 


$300.00 




$300.00 

$2259.51 
120.27 


$300.00 


RIVER ROAD 




1 County 


$816.30 
1563.48 



$2379.78 $2379.78 
40 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 




$8000.00 


Fred A. Swanton, Superintendent 


$1800.00 




Payrolls 


3359.25 




Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


200.00 




Books, printing and postage 


140.06 




Equipment and repairs 


1497.43 




Maintenance 


705.14 




Crushed Stone 


231.17 




Gas and oil 


40.45 




Miscellaneous 


14.50 




Total expenditure 


$7988.00 




Balance 


12.00 






$8000.00 


$8000.00 


Receipts 




Care of lots 


$ 988.50 




Perpetual Care 


1133.50 




Sale of lots 


574.00 




Interments 


987.00 




Foundations 


366.53 




Sundries 


25.75 






$4075.28 





HAVERHILL STREET BRIDGE 



Received from State $9851. 29 

Paid Boston & Maine R.R. $9851 . 29 



$9851.29 $9851.29 
41 



NORTH MAIN STREET (ARTICLE 4) 



Appropriation 
Received from State am 

Payrolls 

Joseph P. McCabe Inc., 

Approved bills 

Damages 


i County 
Contractor 


$50000.00 
62873.21 

$ 316.49 

96960.35 

1065.02 

5850.00 


Total expenditure 
Balance 


$104191.86 
8681.35 




$112873.21 $112873.21 



STATE TAXES 



Andover's proportion of State Tax 

Andover's proportion of Highway Tax 

Bank Tax 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 

Veteran's Exemption 

Snow Removal 

Treasurer of Commonwealth 



$24820.00 

1983.87 

329.87 

1429.05 

31.93 

191.35 



$28786.07 



$28786.07 $28786.07 



COUNTY TAX 



Andover's proportion of County Tax 
Treasurer of Essex County 



$37670.91 



$37670.91 



42 



$37670.91 $37670.91 



TEMPORARY LOANS 



National Shawmut Bank, Notes 126-128 Rate 5.28 $ 75000.00 
Merchants National Bank, Notes 129-133 Rate 5.37 100000.00 
Merchants National Bank, Notes 134-137 Rate 5.44 100000.00 
Repaid Loans $275000 . 00 



$275000.00 $275000.00 



RESERVE FUND 



Transferred from Overlay Reserve $5000.00 

Transferred to Outside Relief 

Transferred to Insurance 

Transferred to Snow Removal 

Transferred to Town Officers 

Transferred to Tree Warden 

Transferred to Moth Department 



Total 
Balance 



$1500.00 


67. 


.18 


2159. 


,74 


227. 


.47 


37. 


05 


17. 


82 


$4009.26 


990. 


74 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



43 



Report of Tax Collector 





1927 






Amount of warrant 






$26554.99 


Added to warrant 






7.93 


Amount of moth warrant 






66.15 


Amount of interest 






3081.38 


Taxes collected 




$26144.59 




Moth collected 




66.15 




Interest 




3081.38 




Taxes abated 




418.33 






$29710.45 


$29710.45 


s 


1928 






Amount of warrant 






$70111.70 


Added to warrant 






1.25 


Amount of moth warrant 






222.70 


Interest 






1728.43 


Taxes collected 




$40348.06 




Moth collected 




133.95 




Interest 




1728.43 




Taxes abated 




258.75 




Taxes uncollected 




29506.14 




Moth uncollected 




88.75 





$72064.08 $72064.08 



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1929 



Amount of warrant 




$445864.55 


Amount of December warrant 




352.69 


Amount of moth warrant 




1727.56 


Amount of Excise warrant 




31627.60 


Interest 




132.55 


Taxes collected 


$372912.11 




Moth collected 


1441.77 




Excise tax collected 


24803.44 




Interest 


132.55 




Taxes abated 


434.78 




Excise tax abated 


1996.30 




Moth abated 


49.99 




Tax uncollected 


72870.35 




Moth uncollected 


235.80 




Excise uncollected 


4827.86 






$479704.95 


$479704.95 



SUMMARY COLLECTOR'S CASH ACCOUNT, 1929 
Amount Collected and Paid to Town Treasurer 





Taxes 


Moth Work 


Interest 


Total 


1927 
1928 
1929 


$ 26144.59 

40348.06 

397715.55 


$ 66.15 

133.95 

1441.77 


$3081.38 

1728.43 

132.55 


$ 29292.12 

42210.44 

399289.87 




$464208.20 


$1641.87 


$4942.36 


$470792.43 


Certificai 


te of Lien 


WIL 


,LIAM B. C 

Colle 


$1.00 

HEEVER 

dor of Taxes 



45 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our 


annual 


report : 




Number of assessed polls 


, 2822 






Personal estate 




$ 4,067,590.00 




Real estate 




13,195,800.00 


$17,263,390.00 






Tax on polls 




5,644.00 




Tax on Personal estate 




103,724.81 




Tax on Real estate 




336,495.74 


$445,864.55 






Moth Assessment 






1,727.56 


Abatements 








Personal 




119.85 




Real 




314.93 




Moth 




49.99 


<MQA 77 



Rate of Taxation per $1000 $25 . 50 

Number of assessed 

Horses 253 

Cows 842 

Sheep 3 

Neat Cattle 99 

Swine 184 

Fowl 19,361 

Dwellings 2,320 

Acres of land 17,658 



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DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

Number of assessed polls, 65 

Real estate $8715.00 

$8715.00 

Tax on Polls $130.00 

Tax on Real estate 222 . 69 

$352.69 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 

Number vehicles assessed, 2968 

Assessed valuation $1,211,350.00 

Tax 31,627.60 

Abatements 2,533.62 

Rate per $1000 29.65 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Assessors 



47 



MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC 
IMPROVEMENTS 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other Property 


Town Hall 


$ 70000 


$ 8000 


$ 78000 


Fire Department 


48000 


40000 


88000 


Police Department 




500 


500 


Schools 


491700 


10000 


501700 


Library 


90000 


10000 


100000 


Water Department 


79950 


433050 


513000 


Sewer Department 


5000 


475000 


480000 


Highway Department 




6000 


6000 


Tree Warden and Moth Dept. 




5000 


5000 


Infirmary 


41500 


7500 


49000 


Park Department 


40350 




40350 


Cemeteries 


18000 


500 


18500 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




1000 


1000 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


5000 




5000 


Punchard School Fund 




77000 


77000 


Memorial Hall Invest. Funds 




73100 


73100 


Nine Acres Land, Burnham Rd. 


2800 




2800 


Pomps Pond Beach 


3500 




3500 


Totals 


$895800 


$1147000 


$2042800 



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CORNELL FUND 



Principal Fund * 




$5000.00 


Deposited in Andover Savings Bank 


$1000.00 




Deposited in Essex Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank 


1000.00 




Central Savings Bank 


1000.00 




City Institution for Savings 


1000.00 


$5000.00 






Receipts 






Balance from last account 


$114.69 




Savings Bank interest 


240.00 


$354.69 






Expenditures 






Expended for coal and wood 


$212.00 




Balance on hand 


142.69 


$354.69 



JOHN C. ANGUS 
CHARLES N. MARLAND 
W. DACRE WALKER 

Trustees 



49 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit the following 
report for the year 1929: 

The cemetery has been kept up to its usual beauty in spite of 
the drought during the summer and fall. 

The policy of chaining the entrances during the winter and 
spring, except for funerals, is still in force while the frost is in the 
ground. 

Nearly 3000 feet of cement curbing has been set on the new 
section and crushed stone has been laid on the main drive from 
the entrance to end. 

An attractive rugged stone wall has been laid from the main 
entrance and running to the tool house. 

Over thirty evergreen trees and many shrubs have been set out 
in different sections of the cemetery. 

As a start over $150. has been spent, to beautify, drain and lay 
out the Old Railroad path which runs through the cemetery. It 
will take over a period of five years to finish this project. 

Several acres near the Legion Lot have been cleared of brush and 
stumps and in time same will be brought to and sown down, ready 
to be laid out into lots. 

The Trustees recommend an appropriation of $8000, to carry 
on the work of the cemetery. 

This year over $4000 was turned back as income and sale of 
lots. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER I. MORSE, Chairman 
WALTER E. CURTIS 
DAVID R. LAWSON 
EVERETT M. LUNDGREN 
J. W. STARK 
FRED A. SWANTON 
FRED E. CHEEVER 

Fred E. Cheever, Clerk of Board of Trustees. 

50 



STATISTICS OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Number of lots sold as per last report 633 

Number sold in 1929 9 



Total number sold 642 

Total number single graves sold 223 

Number sold in 1929 5 



Total number sold 228 

Number of interments as per last report 2005 

Number of interments in 1929 55 



Total number interments 2060 

FRED A. SWANTON, 

Superintendent 



51 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1929. 
Platform Scales over 5000 lbs. Sealed 11 

Platform Scales under 5000 lbs. " 37 

Counter Scales over 100 lbs. 6 

Counter scales under 100 lbs. 61 

Beam Scales over 100 lbs. 1 

Spring Scales over 100 lbs. " 9 

Spring Scales under 100 lbs. " 55 

(Condemned 1) 
Computing Scales under 100 lbs. Sealed 24 

Personal Weighing Scales 21 

(Condemned 2) 
Prescription Scales Sealed 4 

Avoirdupois Scales 279 

Apothecary Scales 81 

(Condemned 9) 
Metric Weights Sealed 36 

Vehicle Tanks 7 

Liquid Measures 69 

Glass Graduates 456 

Gasoline Pumps 76 

Kerosene Pumps 22 

Quantities on Pumps 442 

Yardsticks " 8 

Public Schools (6) — Personal Weighing No Charge 

St. Augustine's School (1) — Personal Weighing 
Camp Manning (1) — Personal Weighing 
Red Cross (1) — Personal Weighing 
Town Scales (1) — sealed 

I have collected from December 1, 1928 to November 30, 1929, 

$152,65, JOSEPH P. LYNCH 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

52 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



This Department has cut approximately twenty miles of brush 
in the out-lying districts ; cut obstructed corners on the travelled 
roads; removed limbs that were covering street-lights, also re- 
moved over two-hundred loads of dead and low limbs; set out 
seventy-five maple and five elm trees. 

The generous co-operation of the "New England Power Com- 
pany" in removing dead trees and limbs through which high- 
voltage wires ran, has been greatly appreciated. 

The trees in the central part of the town are in fair condition ; 
but there is much trimming and cavity work to be done over a 
short period of time in order to save a good many of our trees. 

Cavity work has been done this year on Morton, Bartlet, 
Locke and Florence Streets, and Maple Avenue. 

Apparently this branch of the work has not received any atten- 
tion for years. I, therefore recommend that the sum of $6000.00 
(Six-thousand dollars) be appropriated to carry on the work of 
this Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY, 

Tree Warden 



53 



REPORT OF MOTH SUPERINTENDENT 



The gypsy-moth infestation has been general in all parts of the 
Town; especially heavy in the south district, there being two- 
hundred acres of woodland stripped in the past two years. The 
inspections made this fall show that conditions are somewhat 
improved. 

The brown-tail moth situation seems to be well taken care of. 
We have collected a few scattered webs on private property, but 
do not look for the infestation to be any heavier the coming year. 

There is a large call for spraying on private property, and in 
order to give better service in this branch of the work, I recom- 
mend the purchase of a power sprayer; the cost not to exceed 
$300.00 (Three-hundred dollars). This will give the Department 
two power sprayers. 

To carry on the work of this Department I recommend the sum 
of $5000.00 (Five-thousand dollars) be appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RALPH T. BERRY, 

Moth Superintendent 



54 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover; 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report of the Building Inspector's 
Department for the year 1929. 

A total of one hundred sixty-four permits were issued ; ninety- 
six for new work, forty-one for additions and twenty-seven for 
alterations : 

Dwellings 12 

Alterations 27 

Additions 41 

Garages (single stall) 19 

Garages (more than one stall) 18 

Hen Houses 16 

Barns 4 

Brooder Houses 8 

Log Cabins 3 

Storage 3 

Hotel 

Art Museum 
Restaurant 
Elevator 
Store 

Roadside Stand 
Filling Station 
Rabbit House 
Swan House 
Shed 
Dam 

Summer House 
Camp 

164 

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Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second story were inspected to see that they comply with the law 
relative to safety appliances, and a report of each inspection was 
forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The elevators in town were inspected and a report on each sent 
to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD R. LAWSON 

Building Inspector 






56 



TOWN PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 



Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Andover, 
Massachusetts 

Dear Sirs: — 

I, herewith, wish to submit the report of the medical cases seen 
by the undersigned, in the capacity of Town Physician, during the 
year, nineteen hundred twenty-nine. This also includes the care of 
the Town Infirmary. 

Medical cases at home: No. of calls 74 

Medical cases in office : No. of calls 43 

Maternity cases 1 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 



57 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT 



January 29, 1930 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1929. 

Number of cattle inspected 1 092 

Number of swine inspected 841 

Number of sheep inspected 1 3 

Number of stables inspected 121 

Number of cattle condemned affected with tuberculosis 1 

Number of interstate cattle identified and released 289 

Number of dogs quarantined 1 5 

Number of dogs affected with rabies 2 

RAY S. YOUMANS, D.V.M. 

Inspector of Animals 



58 



Fire Department 



Andover, Mass., February 7, 1930 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover. 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Andover Fire Department 
from January 1, 1929 to January 1, 1930. 

During this time the department has answered 120 bell and 93 
still alarms. 

The value of buildings and contents where fires have occurred 
is $228,300.00, loss on same $12,007.00 mostly covered by in- 
surance. 

The equipment consists of one combination hose and chemical, 
one combination hose chemical and pump, one combination hose, 
booster tank and pump, one ladder truck, one brush fire truck, one 
ambulance, 7300 feet of 2 3^-inch hose. 

During the year the ambulance has answered two hundred 
forty-eight (248) calls to move sick or injured persons to their 
homes or hospitals. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON 

Chief of Fire Department 



59 



TOWN OF ANDOVER— JURY LIST 

(June 24, 1929) 



Alexander, John P. 


Machinist 


74 Summer St. 


Allen, William A. 


Music Store 


30 Chestnut St. 


Anderson, Burtt M. 


Plumber 


87 Chestnut St. 


Anderson, John H. 


Asst. Engineer 


94 Poor St. 


Bailey, Charles L. 


Retired 


20 Enmore St. 


Bailey, Ralph A. 


Salesman 


Porter Rd. 


Bancroft, William A. 


Meat Business 


Clark Rd. 


Barnard, Foster C. 


Clerk 


14 High St. 


Barrett, Patrick J. 


Ins. Collector 


102 Chestnut St. 


Beatley, Ralph E. E. 


Retired 


129 Chestnut St. 


Berry, Samuel D. 


Farmer 


174 High St. 


Black, David D. 


Insurance 


72 Elm St. 


Boutwell, Arthur T. 


Chemist 


67 Shawsheen Rd. 


Boutwell, Edward W. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St. 


Boutwell, Everett S. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St. 


Buchan, Charles S. 


Furn. Business 


81 Central St. 


Buchan, Raymond L. 


Retired 


Lincoln St. 


Burke, John J. 


Rubber Worker 


Andover St. 


Burke, Michael A. 


Undertaker 


131 No. Main St. 


Burns, David F. 


Signal Operator 


Chester St. 


Cannon, Gordon R. 


Farmer 


54 Salem St. 


Carter, George M. 


Farmer 


High Plain Rd. 


Christie, George A. 


Real Estate Agent 7 Arundel St. 


Clark, Thomas T. 


Builder 


4 Stirling St. 


Comeau, Arthur N. 


Carpenter 


26 Salem St. 


Crawford, Frank S. 


Clerk 


9 Hidden Rd. 


Dea, Thomas P. 


Laborer 


28 Summer St. 


Deyermond, Robert V. 


Janitor 6 Washington Ave. 


Disbrow, George W. 


Farmer 


Chandler Rd. 


Doherty, Martin 


Laborer 


19 Harding St. 



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Doherty, William J. 


Contractor 


21 Harding St. 


Doyle, Thomas J. 


Engineer 


Holt Rd. 


Driscoll, John J. 


Carpenter 


36 Summer St. 


Dunnells, George C. 


Watchman 


6 Sutherland St. 


Flaherty, Michael J. 


Spinner 


River St. 


Fleming, Edward H. 


Chauffeur 


13 Hillside Ave. 


Flint, Edwin M. 


Farmer 


Pleasant St 


Forbes, David A. 


Rubber Worker 


43^ Ridge St. 


Foster, Frank M. 


Carpenter 


29 Summer St. 


Gibson, William H. 


Salesman 


33 Chestnut St. 


Gordon, Alexander E. 


Belt Maker 


82 Poor St. 


Gordon, William 


Machinist 


80 Poor St. 


Gould, Milo H. 


Farmer 


Main St. 


Hannon, Patrick J. 


Retired 


4 Florence St. 


Hill, Charles A. 


Electrician 


13 Chestnut St. 


Hill, Ira B. 


Night Watchman Lupine Rd. 


Hill, Paul 


Farmer 


Jenkins Rd. 


Hilton, Henry 


Operative 


67 High St. 


Holt, George A. 


Carpenter 


8 Summer St. 


Hovey, James H. 


Carpenter 


Main St. 


Hulme, Samuel P. 


Real Estate 


12 Brook St. 


Jaques, Robert 


Second Hand, Mill River St. 


Jenkins, Charles B. 


Clerk 


54 Chestnut St. 


Keane, Mark 


Shipper 


3 Moraine St. 


Ledwell, William T. 


Retired 


89 Main St. 


Livingston, Harold S. 


Florist 


Abbot St. 


Lynch, Joseph P. 


Switchman 


Tewksbury St. 


Mahoney, Timothy J. 


Clerk 


80 High St. 


May, George M. 


Painter 


Main St. 


McDonald, Frank S. 


P. 0. Clerk 


109 Chestnut St. 


McDonald, William L. 


Bookkeeper 


Railroad St. 


Milne, David 


Grocer 


20 Cuba St. 


Mitchell, William G. 


Machinist 


79 Chestnut St. 


Morrison, John L. 


Retired 


68 Elm St. 


Morrissey, William B. 


Electrician 


66 Poor St. 


Mosher, James R. 


Clerk 


21 Balmoral St. 


Nason, Harry C. 


Carpenter 


Clark Rd. 


Noyes, John L. 


Farmer 


Love joy Rd. 



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O'Donnell, Hugh F. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pitman, Joseph I. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Austin S. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Purcell, James F. 
Reilly, Bernard 
Remick, Harry H. 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Riley, John A. 
Riley, Joseph A. 
Ryley, James 
Scott, David M. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sherry, Richard J. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Swenson, John A. S. 
Todd, Henry 
Traynor, John 
Trow, Henry J. 
Ward, George D. 
Ward, Paul A. 
West, Archibald L. 
White, Sidney P. 
White, Winthrop K. 
Whitman, David O. 
Woodbridge, Lewis E. 
Wright, Herbert M. 



Moulder 

Laborer 

Contractor 

Carpenter 

Overseer 

Carpenter 

Electrician 

Baker 

Gardener 

Coal Dealer 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Wool Sorter 

Clerk 

Overseer 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Mill Worker 

Contractor 

Clerk 

Paymaster 

Spinner 

Janitor 

Real Estate 

Truck Driver 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Rubber Worker 



Center St. 

6 Chickering Ct. 

Lowell St. 

17 Summer St. 

Center St. 

8 Elm Ct. 

46 Chestnut St. 

26 Elm St. 

79 Haverhill St. 

37 Maple Ave. 

Woodland Rd. 

Argilla Rd. 

Center St. 

River St. 

50 Salem St. 

19 Avon St. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 

Chester St. 

17 William St. 

High St. 

Walnut Ave. 

200 No. Main St. 

60 Poor St. 

18 Carisbrooke St. 

River St. 

78 Lowell St. 

Bellevue Rd. 

30 Enmore St. 

Reservation St. 

Reservation St. 

35 Pine St. 



Painter 28 Washington Ave. 

Building Cont. 166 Chestnut St. 



62 



Punchard Free School 



Rev. CHARLES W. HENRY, President 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 
*Rev. E. VICTOR BIGELOW MYRON E. GUTTERSON 

Rev. NEWMAN MATTHEWS FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

HENRY G. TYER JOHN H. CAMPION 

*Deceased 



63 



TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



PRINCIPAL 

January 1, 1929 
Cash in Banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Loan, secured by collateral 


FUND 

$21225.00 
30925.00 
25000.00 


$77150.00 
$77150.00 


December 31, 1929 
Cash in Banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Loan, secured by collateral 


25875.00 
26275.00 
25000.00 


INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1929 

Cash on hand $ 1957.44 
Interest received 42 1 5 . 1 8 



EXPENDITURES 



M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


$ 2600.00 


N. C. Hamblin, Principal 


1100.00 


Insurance 


25.00 


Safe Deposit Box rent 


10.00 


Flowers 


2.00 


E. E. Hammond, Treasurer 


200.00 


Cash on hand, December 31, 1929 


2235.62 



6172.62 



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GOLDSMITH FUND 
January 1, 1929 

Cash in Savings Bank $ 290 . 43 

Dividends received 14.67 



December 3 1,1929 

Prizes awarded 1 . 00 

Cash in Savings Bank 295 . 10 



RESERVE FUND 
January 1, 1929 

Cash in Savings Bank $3384 . 5 7 

Interest received 171.32 



December 31, 1929 




Cash in Savings Bank 




DRAPER 


FUND 


January 1, 1929 




Cash on hand 


$1612.11 


Dividends received 


81.60 




$1693.71 


Scholarship awarded 


50.00 





Prizes Awarded 




First 




20.00 


Second 




12.00 


Third 




8.00 


December 31, 


1929, Cash on hand 


25.50 



$ 305.10 



$ 305.10 



$3555.89 
$3555.89 



December 31, 1929 

Cash in Savings Bank $ 1 643 . 7 1 

BARNARD FUND 
January 1, 1929 

Cash on hand $ 25 . 50 

Dividend Union Pac. R. R. 40 . 00 

$ 65.50 



$ 65.50 



65 



Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health : 

As Nurse and Agent I submit the following report for the year 
1929. There have been 383 contagious diseases reported, classified 
and compared with 1927 and 1928 as follows: 

1929 1928 1927 



Anthrax 





1 





Dog Bite 


5 


2 





Bacillary Dysentery 


1 








Encephalitis Lethargica 


1 








Trachoma 


1 








Tuberculosis 


5 


7 


11 


Epidemic Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 


1 





1 


Typhoid Fever 





1 





Scarlet Fever 


20 


13 


87 


Diphtheria 


1 


2 





Chicken Pox 


27 


86 


17 


Whooping Cough 


25 


32 


29 


Measles 


43 


156 


20 


Mumps 


19 


4 


60 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 








8 


Lobar Pneumonia 


4 


13 


12 


German Measles 


185 





9 


Septic Sore Throat 











Gonorrhea 


8 


1 


2 


Syphilis 


1 








Influenza 


36 


6 


1 



Totals 383 324 257 

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Deaths from Contagious Diseases 







1929 


1928 


1927 


Bacillary Dysentery 




1 








Tuberculosis 




O 


1 


7 


Lobar Pneumonia 




4 


6 


3 


Epidemic Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 


1 





1 


Diphtheria 













Influenza 




3 


w" 

3 





Measles 







1 






Totals 12 13 11 

The Board of Health has kept records of the Schick treatment 
for Diphtheria for the past five years, and during that time we 
have not had any cases of Diphtheria reported where the child 
has been so treated for this disease. Owing to the cooperation of 
both the Board of Health, the school physician and school nurse, 
children entering school have had the privilege of receiving the 
Schick treatment free of charge. With so encouraging results we 
earnestly recommend that all parents or guardians avail them- 
selves of this safeguard in this treatment against so dreaded a 
disease as Diphtheria. Although Scarlet Fever has been somewhat 
prevalent this year in the state we have had very few cases. Our 
ruling in Scarlet Fever is very rigid, for we firmly believe strict 
quarantine and the looking up contacts, as far as possible, has 
kept our number of cases of this disease down to a minimum. 

Cases of German Measles have been more numerous than other 
contagious diseases reported. I would suggest to the mother fewer 
cases of this malady would occur if the child was kept away from 
school when the first symptoms of a cold or illness occurs. The 
first case of Trachoma in twenty years was reported to the Board 
of Health this year. Trachoma is one of the hardest known dis- 
eases to control. This disease is quite common in foreign 
countries, and every person leaving a boat is very closely examined 
before entering this country. 

In the past two years we have had no cases of An terio Poliomye- 
litis, which has been a great relief as the after effects are some- 
times so serious. 

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Our Baby Clinic is one to be proud of, and it is increasing in 
numbers every month. It is supervised by two physicians, two 
nurses and an assistant. It is held the first and third Tuesdays of 
every month. Through the kindness of one of our citizens we have 
had a Mercury Quartz Vapor Ultra-Violet Ray Lamp installed in 
one of the clinic rooms. The lamp is used for many things especi- 
ally for rickets and in colds. There are one hundred and seventy 
babies enrolled. It is most gratifying to both the mothers and the 
staff to note the improvement many of these babies have made 
since coming to the clinic. 

One case of dysentery was reported this year which was of the 
bacillary type. It has been several years since either amebic or 
bacillary dysentery has made itself manifest in Andover. We were 
unable to obtain the origin of this case and no more cases followed 
this one. 

Contagious diseases must be reported by the householder, if 
this is not done by a physician. Failure to obey this law means 
liability to a heavy fine. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA JOHNSON, R. N. 

A gent 



68 



Police Department 



REPORT OF CHIEF 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover; — 

Gentlemen : — 

I herewith submit the report of the work of the Police Depart- 
ment for the year ending December 31, 1929. 

Whole number of arrests 159. Males 153. Females 6. 

OFFENSES FOR WHICH ARRESTS WERE MADE 



Violation of Motor Vehicle Law — Minor Offenses 


38 


Violation of Motor Vehicle Law — Operating to endanger 


7 


Violation of Motor Vehicle Law — Operating under in- 




fluence of liquor 


18 


Drunk 


36 


Non-support 


3 


Manslaughter 


1 


Breaking, entering and larceny 


9 


Out-of-town Police Department 


3 


Vagrancy 


3 


Larceny 


10 


Larceny (attempted) 


1 


Insane 


5 


Trespass 


8 


Unlawful appropriation of automobile 


2 


Assault 


1 


False alarm of fire 


1 


Violation of Fish and Game law 


5 


Neglected child 


1 


Disturbance of the peace 


7 



Total 159 

69 



DISPOSITION OF CASES IN LOWER COURT 

Discharged for want of evidence 6 

Paid fines 80 

Made restitution 2 

Held for Grand J ury 1 6 

Held for out-of-town officers 4 

On probation 7 

Appealed 17 

Committed to House of Correction 6 

Suspended sentence to State Farm 4 

Committed to State Farm 3 

Lost children cared for 4 

Continued for sentence 4 

Returned to State Infirmary at Tewksbury 4 

Filed 2 

Total 159 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Fines paid in Lower Court $1 765 . 00 

Fines paid in Superior Court 925 . 00 

Fines paid in Lawrence District Court 400 . 00 

Property stolen 1 500 . 00 

Property recovered 500 . 00 
Police Equipment 

1 Studebaker car, 1 Ford, 2 motorcycles 1000 . 00 

Traffic signs and flashers — includes stop and go sign 1 800 . 00 

Doors found open and secured 106 

Dead bodies cared for 7 

There have been only five automobiles stolen during the past 
year, four of which have been recovered. 

There have been 169 automobile accidents which have been 
investigated by officers of the Police Department. 

All complaints made to the department have been investigated 
and reports made. 

This town has been very fortunate in regard to breaking, enter- 
ing and larceny. 

70 



While other near-by towns have sustained losses amounting 
into the thousands, the Police Department reports only $1500.00. 

SUPERIOR COURT FINDINGS 

Not guilty 2 

On probation 5 

No bill 2 

Filed. 7 

Committed to House of Correction (8 months) 1 

Committed to House of Correction (3 months) 3 

Committed to House of Correction (1 month) 2 

Committed to House of Correction (2 months) 1 

Committed to Concord Reformatory 2 

Committed to Danvers State Hospital 1 

Total 26 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK M. SMITH 

Chief of Police 



71 



Treasurer's Report 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Liabilities 

Water Bonds, 4% (2000) due 1930 $ 13000.00 

Water Bonds, V/ 2 % (3000) due 1930 1 1000 . 00 

Water Bonds, 4J^% (4000) due 1930 12000 . 00 

Sewer Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1930 5000.00 

Sewer Bonds, 5% (2000) due 1930 22000 . 00 

Sewer Bonds, 4J^% (5000) due 1930 120000.00 

High School Bonds, 4% (5000) due 1930 35000 . 00 
Shawsheen School Bonds, 4J^% (12000) 

due 1930 158000.00 
Essex Sanatorium Bonds 4J^% (7000) 

due 1930 35000.00 

Library Bonds, 4% (10000) due 1930 20000.00 



Assets 



Cash, General Fund 

Cash, Overlay Reserve 

Cash, Essex Sanatorium Fund 

Cash, War Bonus Surplus 

Cash, Library 

Cash, North Main Street 



$44757.98 

40694.03 

14.20 

803 . 33 

225.79 

8681.35 



$431000.00 



Uncollected Taxes 
Uncollected Moth Work 



107204.35 

324.55 



$ 95176.68 



$107528.90 



Amount carried forward 



72 



$202705.58 



Amount brought forward $202705.58 

Commonwealth, State Aid 132 . 00 

Commonwealth, Mothers ' Aid 1469 . 14 

Commonwealth , Temporary Aid 798 . 05 

Other Towns, Outside Relief 3 1 2 . 00 

Relief Reimbursement 145 . 00 

Sewer Assessments 3779.14 

Water Rates, due Jan. 1, 1930 9853.42 

$ 16488.75 



$219194.33 
Balance against Town 211805.67 



$431000.00 



73 



THAXTER EATON, Treas., in 



Dr. 



Balances, January 1, 1929 








General Fund 


$22033 


71 




Overlay Reserve 


37607 


82 




Essex Sanatorium Fund 


10835 


88 




Town House Alterations 


1828 


01 




War Bonus Surplus 


803 


33 




River Road 


816 


30 




Smith-Hughes School Fund 


120 


26 









— 


$ 74045.31 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts 








Corporation Tax 






63886.10 


Income Tax 






78380.83 


Bank Tax 






4582.52 


Street Railway Tax 






937.73 


Reimbursement Loss of Taxes 






253.51 


Smith-Hughes Fund 






149.01 


School Tuition 






1191.90 


Vocational Education 






977.05 


State Aid 






96.00 


Tuberculosis Subsidy 






610.00 


Mothers' Aid 






780.00 


Moth Work 






79.08 


Hawkers' Licenses 






144.00 


Haverhill Street 






9851.29 


River Road 






781.74 


North Main Street 






31436.60 


County of Essex 








North Main Street 






31436.61 


River Road 






781.74 


Dog Tax 






659.39 


Killing Dogs 






83.00 


Anticipation of Revenue Notes 






275000.00 


Tax Collector's Department 








Taxes — Real Estate, Personal, 


and Poll 




439404.76 


Interest on Taxes 






4942.36 


Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 






24803.44 


Amount carried forward 


$1045293.97 



74 



account with the Town of Andover 

Cr. 



Orders Paid 




Town Officers 


$ 17477.47 


Assessors' Survey 


2997.99 


Election and Registration 


517.87 


Municipal Buildings 


3717.97 


Town House Alterations 


1734.96 


Police Department 


28603.25 


Fire Department 


29494.79 


Inspection of Wires 


307.25 


Sealing of Weights and Measures 


444.56 


Tree Warden 


5037.05 


Moth Department 


5017.82 


Brush Fires 


999.68 


Board of Health 


4211.50 


Essex Sanatorium, Maintenance 


5172.49 


Essex Sanatorium, Construction 


4136.30 


Sewer Department 


6198.33 


Public Dump 


350.00 


Highway Department, Maintenance 


49999.46 


Highway Department, Construction 


26476.24 


Highway Department, Snow Removal 


10159.74 


Haverhill Street 


9851.29 


River Road 


2259.51 


North Main Street 


104191.86 


Street Lighting 


18755.37 


Infirmary 


9836.75 


Outside Relief 


9476.73 


Mothers' Aid 


3364.58 


State Aid 


132.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


1504.59 


School Department 


148056.87 


School Department, 1928 Bills 


1084.58 


School Department, Smith-Hughes Fund 


269.27 


Memorial Hall Library 


12090.11 


Amount carried forward 


$523928.23 



75 



THAXTER EATON, Treas., in 



Dr. 

Amount brought forward 

Moth Work 

Certificate of Lien 
Board of Public Works 

Water Rates 

Service Pipe 

Sewer Construction 

Sewer Assessments 

Interest on Assessments 
Town Clerk, Licenses and Fees 
Other Licenses 
Inspector of Wires, Permits 
Board of Health, Licenses 
Court Fines 
Town House Rentals 
Fire Department, Ambulance 
Fire Department, Sale of Junk 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Board of Health, Reimbursement 
Phillips Academy, Street Lighting 
Infirmary, Board of Patient 
Infirmary, Sale of Wagon 
Outside Relief 

Reimbursement from Individuals 
Reimbursement from Cities and Towns 
School Department, Tuition 
School Department, Supplies 
Memorial Hall Library, Fines 
Town Scales 

Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, Rentals 
Spring Grove Cemetery 
Andover National Bank, Int. on Deposits 
Andover National Bank, Int. on Sanatorium Fund 
Memorial Hall Library, Income 
Insurance Reimbursement 
Refunds 

Total Receipts 



$1045293.97 


1641 


.87 


1 


.00 


41213 


.79 


3797 


.72 


686 


.36 


1388 


.07 


302 


.85 


412 


.90 


2 


.50 


79 


.00 


34 


.00 


142 


.24 


473 


.00 


105 


.30 


18 


.00 


152 


.65 


103 


57 


230 


00 


205 


00 


20 


00 


479. 


00 


940. 


28 


523. 


60 


213. 


81 


375. 


34 


57. 


00 


301. 


00 


4075. 


28 


2480. 


34 


314. 


62 


3463. 


02 


115. 


24 


88. 


06 


$1109730.38 



account with the Town of Andover 

Cr. 



Amount brought forward 






$523928.23 


Parks and Playstead 






3999.04 


Pomp's Pond Bathing Beach 






1571.03 


Retirement of Veteran 






300.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 






165.08 


Memorial Day 






754.20 


Printing 






420.00 


Post 99, G.A.R. 






200.00 


Post No. 8, American Legion 






997.89 


Insurance 






6667.18 


Water Department, Maintenance 






29997.35 


Water Department, Construction 






11999.09 


Water Department, Gray Road Extension 




1467.74 


Town Scales 






100.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 






7988.00 


Interest 






26779.00 


Anticipation of Revenue Notes 






275000.00 


Redemption of Bonds 






55000.00 


State Taxes 






28786.07 


County Tax 






37670.91 


Refund to State 






223.57 


Refund of Taxes 






539.32 


Total expenditures 


$1014553.70 


Balances on hand December 31, 1929: 








General Fund 


44757. 


98 




Overlay Reserve 


40694. 


03 




Essex Sanatorium Fund 


14. 


20 




War Bonus Surplus 


803 


.33 




North Main Street 


8681. 


35 




Memorial Hall Library 


225. 


79 


95176.68 










$1109730.38 



77 



Richardson Fund — Shawsheen Village School 



Dr. 






Balance January 1, 1929 


$1113.57 




Andover Savings Bank, interest 


56.34 









$1169.91 


Cr. 






Wright and Ditson, athletic goods 


$ 26.45 




Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 


1143.46 


$1169.91 



Draper Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1929 $1109.82 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 56. 14 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $1165.96 



Edward Taylor Fund — Fuel 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1929 $425.88 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 21.52 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $447.40 



Varnum Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1929 $567. 16 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 28. 19 



Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. $ 20.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 575.35 



78 



$1165.96 



$1165.96 



$447.40 



$447.40 



$595.35 



$595 . 35 



Dr. Edward C. Conroy School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1 , 1929 $283 . 48 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 14.07 

$297.55 

Cr. 
Nathan C. Hamblin, Prin. $ 10.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 287 . 55 

$297.55 

Holt School Fund 

Dr. 
Balance January 1, 1929 $219.93 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 11.09 

--■—— $231.02 



Cr. 
Deposit, Andover Savings Bank $231 .02 



Alfred V. Lincoln Spelling Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1929 $533. 14 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 26 . 34 



$231.02 



$559.48 
Cr. 
Henry C. Sanborn, Supt. $ 25.00 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 534.48 

— $559.48 

Isaac Giddings Burial Ground Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1929 $1000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 50.62 

$1050.62 

Cr. 
South Parish Cemetery Trustees $ 50 . 62 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 1000.00 

$1050.62 

79 



Abbie M. Smart Special Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 

Balance January 1, 1929 $1098. 73 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 55 . 00 



Cr. 



George D. Millett 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



$ 48.00 
1105.73 



Emeline S. Lincoln Fund — A. V. I. S. 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1929 $1051.24 

Andover Savings Bank, interest 51.27 



Cr. 



Treasurer, A.V.I.S. 

Deposit, Andover Savings Bank 



Cemetery Funds 

Perpetual Care 

Dr. 
Balance, January 1, 1929 
Andover Savings Bank, interest 
Deposits for Perpetual Care 



$ 77.51 
1025.00 



$53236.39 
2779.91 
5468.50 



153.73 



153.73 



Cr. 

Spring Grove Cemetery, for care of lots $ 1133.50 

Private Cemeteries, for care of lots . 959.89 

Deposits, Andover Savings Bank 59391.41 



102.51 



102.51 



$61484.80 



$61484.80 



80 



Charities Department 



The unemployment in Andover during 1929 has caused an 
expenditure far in excess of any year in our history. The co- 
operation of the charitable organizations, churches and individuals 
has been very valuable and has helped in a great measure to 
alleviate the suffering of the poor of our town. 

We are very thankful to the Red Cross for their assistance and 
for defraying the cost of our Welfare Worker, Mrs. Lotta John- 
son, who has done excellent work for the community. 

Mrs. Bertha Thornton has been a careful and efficient matron 
of our infirmary. 

The buildings at the infirmary have been painted and a porch 
added for the inmates of that institution. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Board of Public Welfare 



81 



Auditors* Certificate 



We have examined the accounts of the Town Officers and pre- 
sent the following report : — 

Treasurer's Accounts 
The Treasurer's Accounts have been examined and for the 
year balance as follows : 

January 1st, 1929, balance on hand $ 74,045 . 31 

Total Receipts for Year 1,035,685.07 

Total 
Total Expenditures for Year 

Balance on hand 

The balance on hand is divided as follows : — 

General Fund 

Overlay Reserve 

Essex Tuberculosis Hospital Trust Fund 

War Bonus Surplus 

Article No. 4 North Main Street 

Memorial Hall Library 

Total Balance $95,176,68 

It has been very difficult to check this year's accounts due to 
the faulty bookkeeping methods employed, and, although the 
total year's work balances, there are discrepancies in the accounts 
for individual months, which are shown in the following summary: 



$1,109,730. 


38 


1,014,553. 


70 


$ 95,176 


68 


$44,757.98 


40,694 


03 


14 


20 


803 


33 


8,681 


35 


225 


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No checks should be drawn for any sums not covered by 
Selectmen's Signed Order authorizing same and totals of these 
should agree for each month as well as for the year. 

In April orders were drawn for certain sums against appro- 
priations for Town Officers, Police Department, Insurance, 
Relief Out,® Assessor's Survey, and State Aid and in May certain 
corrections were charged and credited against these appropria- 
tions due to errors in applying charges against the wrong ac- 
counts. Pencil notations of these amounts have been noted on the 
April orders but no corrected signed orders by the Selectmen 
have been secured to cover the adjustments. 

An individual entry should be made in the Cash Book for each 
Selectmen's Order against the proper appropriation. Some 
entries cover two and some three signed orders. 

This same condition applies to the Draft Register where some- 
times three and four deposits are added together and entered as 
one amount. Several checks deposited have been returned on 
account of lack of funds, and, instead of deducting such amounts 
from the bank balance, deposits made on later dates have been 
changed and in one case one deposit omitted entirely to take care 
of these particular checks. 

A ledger account appears under the heading of Miscellaneous. 
As there was no particular appropriation made to take care of any 
such account no expenditures should be classified as such. This 
account includes the following payments : 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tuberculosis Re- 
lief Refund on account overpayment $223 . 57 
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Refunds 537 . 32 
Refunds of Poll Tax 2.00 



$762.89 



As the Town received $610.00 from the State Division of 
Tuberculosis, this payment of $223.57 should be entered against 
the receipts in a separate account. 

As the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax is covered by a Special Law, 
refunds made after payment of taxes should be charged against 
receipts in a separate Ledger Account. 

84 



Any refunds of Poll or Abatement of Taxes should be charged 
against the Overlay Reserve Account for the particular year 
covered by such refunds. 

Overdrafts 

The State Law is very specific in regard to overdrafts and are 
only allowable in case of Emergencies : 

The following transfers from Reserve Fund were authorized by 
votes of the Finance Committee: 

Town Officers 
Insurance 
Snow 
Relief Out 
Tree Warden 
Moth Department 

Total $4009.26 



$ 227 


47 


67 


18 


2159 


74 


1500. 


00 


37. 


05 


17. 


82 



The first four may be properly classified as due to emergencies, 
but in addition to the sums above mentioned for the Tree and 
Moth Departments additional bills for 1929 for $2.50 for the 
Moth Department and $5.95 for the Tree Department were 
received for payment in February. 

A bill for a balance of $416.53 for 1929 for the Water Depart- 
ment Maintenance was also submitted with the January bills for 
payment in February with only a balance of $2.65 left over after 
paying 1929 bills in January. 

This bill was contracted from October 4th to December 9th, 
1929 and certainly should have been anticipated by the Board of 
Public Works so that expenditures could have been kept within 
the 1929 appropriation. 

It is the duty of all Departments to incur no expenses which 
cannot be taken care of within the regular appropriation and also 
to see that bills for all the current year's expenses are submitted 
to the Treasurer on or before the January payment date so that 
they may be properly cared for in the particular year's account- 
ing. 

85 



Two School Department bills, one for $6.25 and the other for 
$20.00 come within this classification and should have been sub- 
mitted for payment in January before the 1929 accounting period 
was closed. 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 

As 1929 was the first year this special tax was operative the 
following statement is of interest : 

Total Tax Warrant $31 ,627 . 60 

Abatements $ 1996.30 

Amount collected by Tax Collector 24803 . 44 

26,799.74 



Balance uncollected $ 4,827.86 

Total Amount Collected by Tax Collector $24,803 . 44 
Less Amount Cash Refunds made by 

Treasurer authorized by Assessors 537.32 



Net Collections $24,266. 12 

Balance Outstanding 4,827.86 



Total Net Tax $29,093 . 98 

Trust Funds 

Trust Funds have been verified and accounts of Trustees 
examined. 

HARRY SELLARS 
WALTER H. COLEMAN 
DAVID L. COUTTS 

Auditors 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of February 
1930. 

Edward A. Anderson, Notary Public 

My commission expires April 3, 1936. 



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TOWN WARRANT 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss.: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualifiedto 
vote in elections and in town affairs to meet and assemble at 
the designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three and 
Four, viz: The Town House in Precinct One; the Old School 
House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Two; the Boys' Club House, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; and the Phillips Club 
House, School Street, in Precinct Four, in said Andover on 
MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1930 at 6 o'clock 
a.m., to act on the following articles: 

Article 1. — To elect a Moderator for one year, Town Clerk for 
one year, Treasurer for one year, Collector of Taxes for one year, 
one member of the Board of Selectmen for three years, one 
member of the Board of Assessors for three years, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, two members of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, one member of the Board 
of Health for three years, three Auditors of Accounts for one 
year, three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial 
Hall Library for seven years, Tree Warden for one year, one 
member of Planning Board for one year, one member of Planning 
Board for four years, one member of Planning Board for five 
years, and all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All to be voted for on one ballot. The polls will be open from 
6 o'clock a.m. to 6.30 o'clock p.m. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39, of 

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the General Laws, to Monday, March 10th, at 1.30 o'clock p.m. 
at the Town Hall, then and there to act upon the following arti- 
cles, namely: 

Article 2. — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. — To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for Infirmary Expenses, Outside Relief, Aiding Moth- 
ers with Dependent Children, Board of Health, Damages to 
Persons and Property, Brush Fires, Fire Department, Town 
Scales, Highway Department, Insurance, Interest, Memorial 
Hall Library, Memorial Day, Post 99, G. A. R., Andover Post 
No. 8, American Legion, Municipal Buildings, Parks and Play- 
steads, Police, Printing, Election and Registration, Essex County 
Tuberculosis Hospital Maintenance, Public Dump, Retirement of 
Veterans, Reserve Fund, Redemption of Water, Sewer, High 
School, Library, Essex Sanatorium and Shawsheen School Bonds, 
Schools, Sewer Maintenance and Construction, Soldiers' Relief, 
Spring Grove Cemetery, State Aid, Street Lighting, Town 
Officers, Tree Warden and Moth Department, Water Mainten- 
ance and Construction, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$35,000. to complete North Main Street to the present paved way 
in the Square, pay property damages and its share of the cost of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge, on petition of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 5. — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $225,000. for the construction and original equipping 
and furnishing of a new Junior High School on land adjacent to 
the present Punchard High School, determine how the same shall 
be raised, or take any action relative thereto, on petition of the 
School Committee. 

Article 6. — To see if the town will appoint and authorize a 
Committee to procure plans and specifications, obtain bids, let 
contracts, and approve bills of building, purchasing furnishings, 
and equipping the new schoolhouse mentioned in Article 5, on 
petition of the School Committee. 

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Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
!$40,090. for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and other 
improvements at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $150. 
for the public observance of Armistice Day in the Town of An- 
dover under the auspices of Andover Post No. 8, American Legion 
on petition of Arthur L. Coleman and others. 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery to deed the lot known as the 
Legion Lot to Andover Post, No. 8, Department of Massachu- 
setts, American Legion, and appropriate the sum of $1000. Five 
hundred ($500.) dollars to be expended in curbing said lot and in 
improvements to the approaches thereof and Five hundred 
l ($500.) for perpetual care of same, on petition of Arthur L. Cole- 
jman and others. 

Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate $9500. to 
reconstruct Union Street from its junction with North Main 
Street to the Lawrence line provided that the State and County 
contribute a like amount on petition of Walter S. Donald and 
others. 

Article 1 1 . — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a road 
known as Topping Road, extending from Corbett Street to 
Juliette Street, on petition of Alfred Berube and others. 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$3000. to cut down the grade to that of the adjoining property 
and build a sidewalk on Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the 
Town Infirmary, on petition of Howard B. Johnson and others. 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present main at 
the North School on River Road and North Street to the resi- 
dence of Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from the River 
Road at Laurel Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and ap- 
propriate the sum of $21,000., this being the amount estimated by 

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the Board of Public Works to take care of this work, on petition 
of Edward Shattuck and others. 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from Main 
Street down Rattlesnake Hill Road to Boston Road, along said 
Boston Road to Gould Road, along Gould Road from Boston 
Road to Main Street, and appropriate the sum of $11,100. there- 
for, on petition of Charles W. Damon and others. 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Corbett Street along 
Topping Road to and including the property of Ben White and 
appropriate the sum of $3750. therefor, on petition of Jude 
Gognen and others. 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the Chandler Road dead end to a 
point opposite the property of George Disbrow, and appropriate 
the sum of $23,160. therefor, on petition of Daniel Fitzpatrick 
and others. 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 
Brown Street to Bellevue Road, then along Bellevue Road to the 
existing dead-end and appropriate the sum of $10,950. therefor, 
on petition of George F. Livingston and others. 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from its present 
terminus on Chandler Road to the intersection of Greenwood 
Road, thence Southwesterly along Greenwood Road and ap- 
propriate the sum of $8000. therefor, on petition of Thomas F. 
Walsh and others. 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main, from the residence of George Lee on Webster Street, to the 
Lawrence line, about 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of 
$2000. to pay for same, on petition of Ethel Hebb and others. 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the present j 

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sewer on Kenilworth Street and extending along Union Street, to 
a point near the Lawrence line, an entire distance of about 2100 
feet and appropriate the sum of $6000., therefor, and assess bet- 
terments upon the estates benefitted by the above extension. 
Said work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of said Board. 

Article 21. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of the revenue of the 
current financial year, with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 22. — To determine what disposition shall be made of un- 
expended appropriations and free cash in treasury. 

Article 23. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 24. — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of February, A.D., 1930. 

FRANK H. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
JEREMIAH J. DALY 

Selectmen of Andover 



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ecommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



The Finance Committee submits the following report : 

Real economy is simply a matter of judicious spending. 

Keeping this in mind, your Committee has approved only 
those appropriations which in its opinion would insure maximum 
service at a minimum expense, consistent with the prestige and 
the financial condition of the Town of Andover. 

Unfortunately, we are passing through a period of local finan- 
cial and industrial depression. Consequently your Committee 
has endeavored by its recommendations not only to keep the 
tax-rate as low as possible, but also to look with favor on those 
Budgets and Special Articles which will give employment to our 
own citizens whenever possible, rather than to outsiders who 
have no personal interest in the community. 

The Budgets of the several Departments call for routine 
expenses only, and, therefore, present no unusual features. 

Several requests for water service extensions have been pre- 
sented, the granting of which would necessitate the raising of a 
large amount of money. Certain of these Articles have been 
approved. Others also of real merit should be postponed, in the 
opinion of your Committee, to a later date. 

The Finance Committee respectfully suggests that the Citizens 
give their careful consideration to Article 5 calling for an appro- 
priation of $225,000 for the erection of a new Junior High School 

This project does not meet with our approval. Our examination 
of present school facilities fails to disclose any pressing need of 
a building of this type. It is our opinion that at a reasonable 
expenditure the present School Buildings could be so improved 
and adapted that the problem of adequate accommodations and 
proper teaching equipment would be solved. 

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Your attention is also directed to Article 7 calling for an appro- 
priation of $40,000 for the installation of steam pumping equip- 
ment at Haggett's Pond Pumping Station. 

This Article does not meet with the approval of your Finance 
Committee. 

Such data and reports as were presented to this Committee 
disclosed a great difference of opinion as to the type of unit best 
suited for this work. Three kinds of installation were considered ; 
namely, steam, Diesel and electric. 

Experts appear to be so far apart in their estimates of installa- 
tion cost, yearly running expense, serviceability and durability, 
that your Committee feels a decision should be postponed for 
another year. The matter is of such vital interest that it should 
be given the fullest investigation by the Townspeople. 

The present pumping equipment at Haggett's Pond is still in 
very serviceable condition. Consequently, a delay will involve no 
risk to the Town. 

The Finance Committee, therefore, recommends that a Special 
Committee be appointed by the Moderator with full power to 
make a complete survey of the water supply conditions in the 
Town insofar as they may have bearing on this particular prob- 
lem and to report their findings and recommendations at the next 
Town Meeting. 

With the foregoing considerations in mind, your Finance Com- 
mittee thinks it is justified in recommending that the Town 
Meeting adopt the following Budget and act upon the Special 
Articles in accordance with the recommendations appended to 
each thereof: 

Infirmary (Decrease $2350) 

Outside Relief (Increase $1500) 

Aiding Mothers with Dependent Children 

Andover Post No. 8 American Legion 

Assessors' Survey 

Board of Health 

Brush Fires 

Amount carried forward 

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$8000 


00 


9500 


.00 


5000 


.00 


1000 


00 


3000 


.00 


4500 


.00 


1000 


.00 


$32,000.00 



Amount brought forward 



$32,000.00 



Claims for Damage to Persons and Property 
Elections and Registrations 

(Increase $1200 for State Election) 
Essex Hospital (Increase $2897.87) 

(Assessment covers: $3170.47 new addition 
$4899.89 maintenance) 
Fire Department 
Post 99 G. A. R. 
Highways Department 
Maintenance 

New Construction (Increase $5650) 
(Distribution recommended on basis of follow- 
ing estimates: 

$4400 School St. from Central St. to Ridge St. 
5800 Pearson St. including curbing 
5000 Essex Street 
3500 Avon Street 
2000 Binney Street Curbing 
1500 Shepley Street Curbing) 
Interest (Decrease $4000) 

Insurance (Increase $940. Of this $389 is a trans- 
fer from Library Budget) 
Library (Decrease $389) 
Memorial Day 
Parks and Playgrounds 

(Increase $500 for new play equipment) 
Police Department 
Pomps Pond (Decrease $400) 
Printing 

Public Dump (Increase — Labor $50, Repairs $50) 
Reserve Fund 

Retirement of Bonds (Increase $7000) 
Retirement of Veteran (Decrease $300) 
Schools (Increase $1257) 



3000.00 
2200.00 

8070.36 



29500.00 
200.00 

50000.00 
22200.00 



25000.00 

7540.00 

7411.00 

850.00 

4500.00 

29000.00 

1600.00 

600.00 

500.00 

Nothing 

55000.00 

Nothing 

150355.00 



Amount carried forward 



$429,526.36 



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Amount brought forward 

Sewer Department 

Snow Removal and Street Sanding (Increase $4000) 

Soldiers Relief 

Sealer Weights and Measures 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

State and Military Aid 

Street Lighting Department 

(Increase $1858. Additional lights including re- 
placements on North Main Street when finished) 

Town Buildings 

Town Officers (Inc. $1000 for general expenses) 

Town Scales 

Tree Warden (Increase $1000. $500 for tree surgery 
$500 for extra highway trimming) 

Moth Work 

Water Department 
Maintenance 
Construction 

Wire Inspector 



Total 
Special Articles: No. 



4. 

8. 

9. 
14. 
15. 
20. 



$429,526.36 


6200. 


00 


12000. 


00 


2500. 


00 


500. 


00 


8000. 


00 


500 


,00 


21658 


.00 


4200 


.00 


18250 


.00 


125 


.00 


6000 


.00 



5000.00 



30000. 


00 


12000. 


00 


350. 


00 


$556809.36 


35000, 


,00 


150 


,00 


1000 


.00 


11100 


.00 


3750.00 


6000 


.00 


$613809.36 



Article 4. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$35000 to complete North Main Street to the present paved way 
in the Square, pay property damages and its share of the cost of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge, on petition of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

(Approved with the recommendation that the amount be 

paid out of the tax levy, the same as last year.) 

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Article 5. — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $225,000. for the construction and original equipping 
and furnishing of a new Junior High School on land adjacent 
to the present Punchard High School, determine how the same 
shall be raised, or take any action relative thereto, on petition of 
the School Committee. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 6. — To see if the town will appoint and authorize a Com- 
mittee to procure plans and specifications, obtain bids, let con- 
tracts, and approve bills of building, purchasing furnishings, and 
equipping the new schoolhouse mentioned in Article 5, on petition 
of the School Committee. 

(No action by Finance Committee necessary.) 

Article 7. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$40,000. for steam pumping equipment, Venturi Meter and other 
improvements at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

(Not approved. Appointment of a Special Committee rec- 
ommended as explained earlier in this report.) 

Article 8. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$150. for the public observance of Armistice Day in the Town of 
Andover under the auspices of Andover Post No. 8, American 
Legion, on petition of Arthur L. Coleman and others. 
(Approved.) 

Article 9. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Trus- 
tees of Spring Grove Cemetery to deed the lot known as the 
Legion Lot to Andover Post, No. 8, Department of Massachu- 
setts, American Legion, and appropriate the sum of $1000. Five 
hundred ($500.) dollars to be expended in curbing said lot and in 
improvements to the approaches thereof and Five hundred 
($500.) dollars for perpetual care of same, on petition of Arthur 
L. Coleman and others. 

(Not approved in its present wording. Recommended that 

the sums requested be appropriated for purposes named: but 

that the Lot be designated as "Veterans' Lot" and title held 

by the Town.) 

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Article 10. — To see if the Town will appropriate $9500. to 
reconstruct Union Street from its junction with North Main 
Street to the Lawrence line provided that the State and County 
contribute a like amount on petition of Walter S. Donald and 
others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 11. — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public 
way, as laid out and approved by the Board of Survey, a road 
known as Topping Road, extending from Corbett Street to 
Juliette Street, on petition of Alfred Berube and others. 
(No action by Finance Committee necessary.) 

Article 12. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 

$3000. to cut down the grade to that of the adjoining property 

and build a sidewalk on Carmel Road from Walnut Avenue to the 

Town Infirmary, on petition of Howard B. Johnson and others. 

(Not approved. Recommended, that if this improvement 

meets approval of Board of Public Works, the cost be defrayed 

from regular maintenance item of Highway Department.) 

Article 13. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present main at 
the North School on River Road and North Street to the resi- 
dence of Arthur Maddox on River Road, also from the River 
Road at Laurel Lane to the residence of Joseph Landry, and 
appropriate the sum of $21,000., this being the amount esti- 
mated by the Board of Public Works to take care of this work, on 
petition of Edward Shattuck and others. 
(Not approved.) 

Article 14. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from Main 
Street down Rattlesnake Hill Road to Boston Road, along said 
Boston Road to Gould Road, along Gould Road from Boston 
Road to Main Street, and appropriate the sum of $11,100. there- 
for, on petition of Charles W. Damon and others. 
(Approved.) 

Article 15. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Corbett Street 

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along Topping Road to and including the property of Ben White 
and appropriate the sum of $3750. therefor, on petition of Jude 
Gognen and others. 

(Approved.) 

Article 16. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main on Chandler Road from the Chandler Road dead-end to 
a point opposite the property of George Disbrow, and appropriate 
the sum of $23,160. therefor, on petition of Daniel Fitzpatrick 
and others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 17. — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from Lowell Street along 
Brown Street to Bellevue Road, then along Bellevue Road to the 
existing dead-end and appropriate the sum of $10,950. therefor, 
on petition of George F. Livingston and others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 18. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from its present 
terminus on Chandler Road to the intersection of Greenwood 
Road, thence Southwesterly along Greenwood Road and appro- 
priate the sum of $8000. therefor, on petition of Thomas F. Walsh 
and others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 19. — To see if the Town will vote to extend the water 
main, from the residence of George Lee on Webster Street, to the 
Lawrence line, about 1000 feet, and appropriate the sum of 
$2000. to pay for same, on petition of Ethel Hebb and others. 

(Not approved.) 

Article 20. — To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
building of a sewer, beginning at the terminus of the present sewer 
on Kenilworth Street and extending along Union Street, to a 
point near the Lawrence line, an entire distance of about 2100 
feet and appropriate the sum of $6000. therefor, and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefitted by the above extension. Said 

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work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of said Board. 
(Approved.) 

Articles 21 to 24. — No action by Finance Committee necessary. 



SUMMARY 

Departmental expenditures recommended $556,809.36 

Special expenditures recommended 57,000.00 



$613,809.36 
State and County Tax (Estimated) 62,000.00 



$675,809.36 
Receipts estimated 220,000 . 00 



$455,809.36 



Valuation 

Net valuation 1929 1930 (Estimated) 

$17,263,390. $17,000,000. 

Computation of tax rate for 1930 using the above figures: 
$455,809.36 

= $26.81 + 

$17,000,000.00 



Tax rate for 1926, $28.80 Tax rate for 1928, $25.00 

Tax rate for 1927, $25.50 Tax rate for 1929, $25.50 

Each $17,000 appropriated adds $1. to the tax rate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES J. BAILEY, Chairman 
JAMES H. EATON 
G. EDGAR FOLK 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 
FRANK W. McLANATHAN 
JAMES C. SOUTER 
JOHN A. ARNOLD, Secretary 

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Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL FREDERICK A. WILSON 
JOHN C. ANGUS PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

Secretary and Treasurer 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 

Librarian 
EDNA A. BROWN 

Assistants 
JULIA E. TWICHELL EDITH DONALD 

In Charge of Junior Room 
AGATHA R. WADE 

Assistant 
MARGARET D. MANNING 

In Charge of Ballardvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL 

LIBRARY 



The Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library refer the citizens to 
the report of the Librarian for an account in detail of the work of 
the year. The question of the opening of the Library on Sundays 
which had been brought up in Town Meeting was tried out 
experimentally. It was demonstrated that there was not sufficient 
interest shown to justify the expense of opening. The remodelled 
building continues to give satisfaction. In the matter of book 
purchases the Trustees are anxious to serve the needs and desires 
of the citizens in so far as funds at their disposal permit. Both 
they and the staff of the Library will welcome any suggestions 
which will help in this aim. 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN, Chairman I 
FREDERICK A. WILSON 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 
BURTON S. FLAGG 
CLAUDE M. FUESS 
JOHN C. ANGUS 

Trustees. 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

Receipts 

Town Appropriation $ 7800.00 

Dog Tax 659.39 

Income from Investments paid to Town 3463 . 02 

Fines paid to Town 375.34 

Refunds on bills 18. 15 



Total 


$12315.90 




Expenditures 






Salaries 


$ 7918.76 




Lighting and Heating 


976.83 




Periodicals 


234.45 




Book Binding 


571.38 




Books 


1531.87 




Insurance 


389.55 




Library Office expenses 


138.36 




Telephone 


54.40 




Sundries 


274.51 




Unexpended balance 


225.79 




Total 


$12315.90 




Memorial Hall Library 


Securities 




Bangor & Aroostook R. R., 4s. 




$11000.00 


Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 4s 




10000.00 


Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 43^s 




1000.00 


Montreal Tramways Co., 5s 




10000.00 


Chicago Railways Co., 5s 




9000.00 



Amount carried forward 



$41000.00 



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Amount brought forward 

New England Power Association, 5s 
Indiana-Michigan Elec. Co., 5s 
Boston & Maine R. R., 5s 
Jersey Central Power & Light Co., 5}^s 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 
Dayton Power & Light Co., 5s 
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 5s 
American Tel. & Tel. Co. 4 shares 
Savings Banks 



Total 



$41000.00 

6000.00 
3000.00 
2000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
1000.00 
571.50 
$16525. 94 

$73097.44 



FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, 

Treasurer 



January 27, 1930 
This is to certify that the Securities belonging to the Trustees 

of the Memorial Hall Library, and the income received therefrom, 

have been checked and are found to be correct. 

All other items in the above statement are examined by the 

Auditors elected by the Town of Andover. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Finance Committee 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARIAN 



January 7, 1930 
To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1929. 

During 1929, the library issued for home use 62,624 books, a 
circulation of 6.2 books per capita of the population. 

It was open 57 hours a week for ten months and 66 hours a 
week for two months. 

It issued 533 new borrowers' cards, making a total of 4383 
cards in actual use, almost 44 per cent of the town's inhabitants. 

It placed 899 new books on its shelves. 

It answered innumerable questions, varying from how to cook 
cabbage to how to plan a new theatre building. 

People, literally by the thousands, have come and gone through 
our doors during the year just past, and, instead of their original 
bronze, the door-plates and door-knobs are assuming the ap- 
pearance of polished brass. Our circulation of books is slightly 
less than that for 1928, two per cent — a difference which is largely 
due to the fact that many of our users have left town, owing to 
industrial conditions. Some of these people have been long and 
constant patrons of the library, and are missed personally. 

The year on the whole has been one of progress, and we look 
back upon much work done with the schools and the study clubs, 
as well as that constant routine which goes on steadily and which 
takes so much quiet and patient work on the part of the staff. The 
smooth running of any library is due to this type of effort, the 
very existence of which is hardly suspected by the public. 

The use of the junior room has been large. The number of 
children having cards and drawing books is 849. There is no age 
restriction regarding the borrowing of books. Any child who can 

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write his name may have a card. Mothers often borrow on their 
own cards books for children even smaller. Books to be read 
aloud to the littlest ones are gradually being added. There are 
about four thousand volumes on the shelves of the junior room, 
ranging from picture-books to those used by the junior high 
school. So comprehensive and so satisfying is the selection that 
it is a common occurrence for the freshmen in Punchard to ask 
permission to go back to the junior room to use for their school 
work, the simpler encyclopedias and reference books. To tide over 
this transition, we have duplicated books in some instances, so 
that they may find friends immediately at hand in the main 
library. Many of the books on the freshman reading lists have 
already been read by them while using the junior library. 

Good-Book week was observed in the junior room by the 
awarding of certificates for reading completed on the State lists. 
A play, the "A B C Club", was given by the children before a 
large audience in the assembly room of the Stowe school, and 
repeated at Ballardvale. This play was written by Miss Wade, 
and staged under her direction. It dealt with books and with the 
library, and attracted new borrowers to the junior room. 

Dolls from Spain and Brazil have been gifts to the room's 
permanent collection of those from other lands, as well as an 
Italian cart from Sicily, and a very charming Nativity scene. 
This was in place at Christmas, and attracted much attention. 
At this time of the year, the junior room, festive with greens 
which the children themselves gather, is an unusually pretty 
sight. 

Much thought and attention have been given to the selection 
of books for purchase. The choice of fiction in these days is no 
easy task. The standards of New York have never been those of 
Boston, but Massachusetts librarians are placed in a difficult 
position through the working of the state censorship law. There 
are always those in every town who wish to keep up with erotic 
literature, and the banning of a book by the censor is the signal 
to demand it at once from the public library. It sometimes 
chances that a novel escapes the censor, receives wide advertise- 
ment, perhaps even a newspaper prize — an award which means 
little concerning its real value — and yet, because of its subject 

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matter, is an undesirable purchase for an open-shelf library. In 
such cases, when the book has been wanted for real study by a 
group, it has seemed best to buy it, but such procedure has 
inevitably been followed by protests from other readers. The 
truth of the proverb that "what is one man's meat is another 
man's poison," seems nowhere truer than in different opinions 
about current fiction. The present demand for detective stories 
seems a protest against this type of novel. They, at least, are free 
from sensual passages, even though few possess any literary value. 

Fortunately there never was a time when there were written so 
many really interesting books other than fiction. Travel and 
biography, science and history, are all being presented in more 
readable form than ever before. The library has bought largely 
of these books, many of which have been requested, and they 
have been received by an appreciative public. We have taken 
pleasure in supplying books needed by teachers and normal 
school students, and we are proud of our rapidly developing art 
collection. Due to the decision that the income of the Cornell 
Art Fund may be legitimately used for books about art as well as 
works of art, we have added to our shelves recent books upon 
varying phases of this subject, and they have met with an eager 
response. Not long ago we were asked to borrow from the Boston 
Public Library several books upon Italian art. Upon looking at 
the list presented, we found that we could supply every one from 
our own collection, much to the surprise of the inquirer, who 
frankly said that she wished she had come to us before taking the 
trouble to go to Boston. 

The year has brought us many gifts of books which are wel- 
come on our shelves. One especially thoughtful one was a copy of 
the History of Arbroath, Scotland, bought in Glasgow especially 
for the Memorial Hall Library. As soon as this gift was an- 
nounced, we had a waiting-list of people who wanted to read it. 
We also appreciate the flowers and plants which have come to us 
at all seasons of the year. 

For a time there had been some discussion in town about the 
advisability of having the library open upon Sundays. Although 
the experiment had been tried before with negative results, in 
order to test the present wishes of the community, the Trustees 

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arranged to open the reading room on Sundays through January 
and February, planning to continue this privilege should use show 
that it was really desired. Careful records of the Sunday attend- 
ance were kept, and at the same time a check was made of the 
weekday use, in order to have a basis of comparison. The library 
was open continuously from three to nine in the afternoon and 
evening, and the average use was 27 people, contrasted with a 
weekday average of 215 people daily. These figures seemed con- 
clusive as to the desires of the town, especially as 75 per cent of 
the Sunday visitors were high school students, already in the 
habit of coming every day. This result proved entirely in line with 
reports from other Massachusetts town libraries. The Trustees 
therefore discontinued the experiment after the two months' 
trial. 

This test of Sunday opening is an example of how the library 
tries to meet the wishes of its community. It is always glad of 
suggestions as to methods of better serving its public. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDNA A. BROWN, 

Librarian 



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STATISTICS OF THE LIBRARY 



Number of books issued at the Memorial Hall 

Number of books issued at Ballardvale 

Total number issued for home use 

Number of borrowers' cards in use 

Books added by purchase 

Books added by gift 

Total additions 

Books withdrawn, worn out, lost, etc. 

Number of volumes in the library 

Volumes rebound 

Volumes bound, periodicals, etc. 



55932 
6692 

62624 
4383 
756 
143 
899 
442 

27795 
436 
299 



BALLARDVALE BRANCH 

Number of books issued for home use 

Books added by purchase 

Books added by gift 

Total additions 

Books now belonging to branch 



6692 
77 
16 
93 

2460 



GiCts of books and pamphlets are acknowledged from state and 
government departments, from other libraries, from the Abbot 
Academy Alumnae Association, the American Legion, Andover 
Natural History Society, and from the following individuals: 

J. N. Ash ton; E. T. Brewster; Miss J. B. Carpenter; E. B. 
Connors; W. W. Cook; Albert Curtis; Miss A. S. Davis; Mrs. E. 
C. Edmands; Mrs. V. M. Fitzhugh; Dr. C. M. Fuess; F.P. 
Garvan; Mrs. M. E. Gutterson; Mrs. N. C. Hamblin; G. E. 
Hagerman; E. E. Hammond; W. H. Hays; Rev. C. W. Henry; 
Miss A. C. Jenkins; J. S. Jeissonides; Miss Faith Kidder; Mrs. 
Andrew Lawrie; Mrs. G. S. Minor; Rev. C. H. P. Nason; Mrs. 
M. S. Nichols; E. C. Richardson; Alfred Ripley; G. B. Ripley; 
Rev. F. R. Shipman; Miss Mary Shipman; A. P. Thompson; 
Mrs. E. B. Thornton, and Miss Emily Tracy. 

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HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY 

The Memorial Hall Library is open every day except Sundays 
and holidays, from 9 to 12.30 in the morning, and from 3 to 9 
in the afternoon and evening. The junior room is open from 3 
to 8 p.m. 

Any resident of Andover may have a library card upon filling 
out an application blank. Any child who can write his name may 
have a card, but children in grades below the Punchard School 
are required to have their applications endorsed by both parent 
and teacher. 

Children may borrow one book at a time. All grown people 
are allowed to take any reasonable number of books, provided 
that only one is a current magazine, and only one is a seven-day 
book. 

Books are issued for fourteen days, the date upon which the 
book is due being stamped plainly on the "date due" slip at the 
time of issue. A book kept overtime incurs a fine of two cents for 
every day overdue. A few of these books most in demand are 
issued for seven days only. All these are labeled upon the book 
pocket, "Seven-day book." Books lost or damaged must be paid 
for. 

Seven-day books are not renewed nor reserved for anyone, nor 
may they be transferred from one card to another. They must be 
definitely returned to the library by each borrower. Other books 
may be renewed if no one else has asked for them, and if a work 
not fiction is especially desired for any serious purpose, notice of 
its return to the library will be sent on request. 

The shelves of the library are open to all grown people. The 
books are arranged according to subjects, and it is often much 
more satisfactory to go to the shelves and examine the books 
than to depend upon the catalogue. 

The new books are listed at intervals in the weekly paper, and 
cumulated in the yearly library report, but the only complete 
record is the card catalogue. This catalogue is arranged alpha- 
betically like a dictionary. 

The new books purchased each month are placed for some 
weeks in a special case, so that the most recent additions to the 
library may be found there. The library buys only a limited 

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amount of new fiction but it tries to fill the wants of the com- 
munity in regard to other books desired. People are invited to 
suggest for purchase the titles of books they wish. 

The library staff is always glad to answer questions or in any 
way to help visitors find what they want. 



LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS TAKEN 
FOR THE READING ROOM 

American Boy 

American City 

American Home 

American Legion Monthly (gift) 

American Mercury 

Antiques 

Atlantic monthly 

Blackwood's magazine 

Bookman 

Book review digest 

Catholic world 

Century 

Christian Endeavor world (gift) 

Country life in America 

Cumulative book index 

Current history 

Drama 

Etude 

Forum 

Guide to nature (gift) 

Harper's magazine 

House beautiful (gift) 

Illustrated London News 

India rubber world 

International studio (gift) 

Ladies' home journal 

Landmark 

Libraries 

Library journal 

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Life 

Literary Digest 

London weekly Times 

Manchester weekly Guardian 

Missionary review of the world 

Nation 

National geographic magazine 

Nature (gift) 

New England Quarterly 

Nineteenth century 

North American review 

Outlook 

Popular mechanics 

Radio news 

Readers' digest 

Readers' guide to periodical literature 

Review of Reviews 

Outdoor Life 

Outlook 

St. Nicholas 

School arts magazine 

Scientific American 

Scientific monthly (gift) 

Scribner's magazine 

Survey 

Textile world 

Time 

Woman citizen 

Woman's home companion 

World's work 

Andover Townsman 

Boston Herald 

Boston Transcript 

Christian Science Monitor 

Lawrence Tribune 

New York Times 
In addition to the magazines taken for the reading room, the 
library has for circulation, additional copies of the American 
Home, Atlantic Monthly, Century, Harper's, House Beautiful, 
Scribner's, and World's Work. 

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NEW BOOKS ADDED DURING 1929 

State and government documents are not listed. Duplicates, replacements 
and books for the Ballardvale branch are also omitted. 

{Books marked * are gifts) 

REFERENCE BOOKS 

220.7 A14 Abingdon Bible commentary. 

231.7 B75 Brewer, E. C. comp. Dictionary of miracles. 

016.8 G766 Granger, Edith, comp. Supplement to index to poetry and 

recitations. 
749 N97f Nutting, Wallace. Furniture treasury. 2v. 

929 V81 *Virkus, F. A. ed. Abridged compendium of American 

genealogy, v. 3. 
929 V83 "Vital records of Dartmouth, Mass. v. 1. 

909 W67 "Williams, H. S. ed. Historians' history of the world. 25v. 

PERIODICALS 

352 A51 American city, v. 39, 40. 

705 A51 American home, v. 1, 2. 

071 A552 Andover Townsman, v. 42. 

051 A881 Atlantic monthly, v. 142, 143. 

052 B56 Blackwood's magazine, v. 224, 225. 
051 B64 Bookman, v. 67, 68. 

051 C33 Century, v. 116, 117. 

905 C93 Current history, v. 28, 29. 

051 F77 Forum, v. 80, 81. 

716 G16 Garden magazine and Home builder, v. 47. 

051 H23 Harper's magazine, v. 157, 158. 

705 H81 House beautiful, v. 64, 65. 

705 161 International studio, v. 91-93. 

020.5 P96 Libraries, v. 33. 

020.5 L61 Library journal, v. 53. 

051 L70 Literary digest, v. 98-101. 
266 M69 Missionary review, v. 51. 

910.5 N21 National geographic magazine, v. 54, 55. 

052 N62 Nineteenth century, v. 103-105. 
051 N81 North American review, v. 226, 227. 
051 094 Outlook, v. 150-152. 

621 P81 Popular mechanics, v. 50, 51. 

051 R32 Review of reviews, v. 78, 79. 

051 S147 St. Nicholas, v. 55, pt. 2, 56, pt. 1. 

370.5 S35 School arts magazine, v. 28. 

605 S416 Scientific American, v. 139, 140. 

505 S41 "Scientific monthly, v. 27, 28. 

051 S434 Scribner's magazine, v. 84, 85. 

051 W89 World's work, v. 56-58. 

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ETHICS, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 

(Purchased chiefly from the Phillips Charitable Donation Fund) 



270 A87 
226.3 B13 
220.5 B14 
150 B19 
252 B28 
220.92 P28b 
173 B49 
178 B64 
220 B64 
220 B67br 
111 B72 
266 B94 
226.8 B98 
252 Cllc 
228 C26 
210 C54 
230 C55 
150 C65 
150 C82 
204 D28 
360 D49s 
153 D59 
261 D74 
170 D78 
140 D93m 
237 E21 
150 E44 
150 E47 
220.92 M85f 
266 F86 
261 G45s 
248 G93 
150 Hll 
224.92 H12 
230 H31 
209 H77h 
209 H77o 

172.4 H87 
266 H87 

172 J13 
193 K52c 

170 K58s 
133 K65 
126 K78 
150 K82 
266 L35 

171 L66 
215 M41 

173 N79h 
173 086n 
150 P64 

226.5 R56 
149 R91 
220.92 S21 



Atkins, G. G. Making of the Christian mind. 
Bacon, B. W. The gospel of Mark. 
Baikie, James. The English Bible and its story. 
Baldwin & Stecher. Psychology of the pre-school child. 
Barth, Karl. Word of God and the word of man. 
Baumann, Emile. Saint Paul. 
*Billings, Sherrard. Talks to boys. 
Boole, E. A. Give prohibition its chance. 
Booth, H. K. Background of the Bible. 
Booth, H. K. Bridge between the Testaments. 
Bradford, Gamaliel. Life and I. 
Burr, A. R. Neighbour India. 
Buttrick, G. A. Parables of Jesus. 
Cadman, S. P. The Christ of God. 
Case, S.J. The revelation of John. 
Clark, E. T. Psychology of religious awakening. 
Clarke, W. N. Outline of Christian theology. 
Coe, C. A. Motives of men. 
Cosgrave, J. G. Psychology of youth. 
David, A. A. and others. God in the modern world. 
Devine, E. T. Social work. 
Dimnet, Ernest. Art of thinking. 
Douglass, H. P. Church comity. 
Drake, Durant. The new morality. 
Durant, Will. Mansions of philosophy. 
Eddington, A.S. Science and the unseen world. 
Elkind, Henry. The healthy mind. 
Ellis, R. S. Psychology of individual differences. 
*Fleg, Edmond. Life of Moses. 
Fraser, Donald. The new Africa. 
*Gladden, Washington. Social salvation. 
Guest, E. A. Why I go to church. 
Hadfield, J. A. Psychology of power. 
*Hageman, G. E. The prophet Jonah. 

Do the churches dare? 

History of religions. 

Origin and evolution of religion. 
Pan American peace plans. 

Green wall of mystery; west Africa. 
Jacks, L. P. Constructive citizenship. 
Keyserling, Hermann. Creative understanding. 
King, Basil. Seven torches of character. 
Kittredge, C. L. Witchcraft in Old and New England. 
Knudson, A. C. Philosophy of personalism. 
Kohler, Wolfgang. Gestalt psychology. 
Latourette, K. S. History of Christian missions in China. 
Lippmann, Walter. Preface to morals. 
Mather, K. F. Science in search of God. 
Norris, Kathleen. Home. 
O'Shea, M. V. Newer ways with children. 
Pillsbury, W. B. History of psychology. 
Robinson, B. W. Gospel of John. 
Russell, Bertrand. Mysticism and logic. 
Sabatier, Auguste. The apostle Paul. 



Hawkins, C. J. 
Hopkins, E. W. 
Hopkins, E. W. 
Hughes, C. E. 
Hughson, S. C. 



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150 SI 26 Sadler, W. S. Mind at mischief. 

220 S59 Simms, P. M. Bible from the beginning. 

248 S63i *Slattery, Margaret. Important to me. 

268 S67 Snowden, J. H. Outfitting the teacher of religion. 

122 S86 Stoddard, Lothrop. Luck, your silent partner. 

296 T33 Tharaud, Jerome. The chosen people. 

150 Wll Waddle, C. W. Introduction to child psychology. 

261 W21 Ward, H. F. Our economic morality and the ethic of Jesus. 

133 W31 Waterman, P. F. Story of superstition. 

220 W45 Wells, W. R. Know your Bible? 

BOOKS ON EDUCATION 

372.4 A54 Anderson & Davidson. Reading objectives. 

370.1 B63 Bode, B. H. Modern educational theories. 

372.2 B64 Bone, W. A. Children's stories and how to tell them. 
372.4 C47 Chubb, Percival. Teaching of English. 

420.9 F39 Fernald, J. C. Historic English. 

372.4 G44 Gist & King. Teaching and supervision of reading. 
376.9 A126k *Kelsey, K. R. Abbot Academy sketches. 

650.07 K64 Kitson, H. D. Commercial education in secondary schools. 

420.9 L93 Lounsbury, T. R. History of the English language. 

372.5 M36 Mathias, M. E. Art in the elementary school. 

372.6 M46 Mearns, Hughes. Creative power. 

371.4 M99 Myers, G. E. Problem of vocational education. 

376 N31 Neilson, W. A. ed. Education of the modern girl. 

376 P61 Pierce, A. E. Deans and advisers of women and girls. 

377 R19 *Raven, C. E. Christ and modern education. 
370.1 R84 Rugg & Shumaker. The child-centered school. 
370.1 W27 Washburne & Stearns. Better schools. 

372.7 W69 Wilson, G. M. What arithmetic shall we teach? 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 

304 A218o Adams, J. T. Our business civilization. 

332 B54 Bishop, A. L. Financing of business enterprises. 

352 B94 Burr, Walter. Small towns. 

343 C25 Carvalho & Sparkes. Crime in ink. 

320 C77 *Cook, W. W. American institutions. 2v. 

658 D66 Dodge, M. R. Fifty little businesses for women. 
396 D71 Donovan, F. R. The saleslady. 

659 D96 Dwiggins, W. A. Layout in advertising. 
312 El 2 East, E. M. Mankind at the crossroads. 

395 H28 Hathaway, Helen. Manners. 

336 J 13 *Jackson & Curtis. Fifty years of finance. 

396 L26 Langdon-Davies, John. Short history of women. 
385 L37 Laut, A. C. Romance of the rails. 2v. 

309 L98 Lynd, R. S. Middletown. 

332 M85 Mott, B. Q. An American woman and her bank. 

658 P22 Park, R. B. Book shops, how to run them. 

390 S86 Stoddard, Lothrop. Story of youth. 

658 T13 Taintor & Monro. The secretary's handbook. 

343 V61 Verrill, A. H. Smugglers and smuggling. 

634.1 W34 Watts, G. S. Roadside marketing. 



115 



BOOKS ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

523.7 A12 Abbot, C. G. The sun. 

595.4 C73 Comstock, J. H. The spider book. 
575 D73h Dorsey, G. A. Hows and whys of human behavior. 

530.1 E21 Eddington, A. S. Nature of the physicial world. 
530 F41 Ferry, E. S. General physics. 
520 J36 Jeans, Sir James. The universe around us. 
590 J44 Jennison, George. Noah 's cargo. 
575 M14 McDougall, William. Modern materialism and emergent 

evolution. 

589.2 P22 Park & Williams. Who's who among the microbes. 
634 R33 *Reynolds, P. K. The banana, its history, etc. 
550 S38 Schuchert & Le Vene. The earth and its rhythms. 

591.5 S77o Squier, E. L. On autumn trails. 

MECHANICAL AND USEFUL ARTS 

641 B15 Bailey, P. LaV. Foods. 

640 B19 Baldwin, W. H. The shopping book. 

630 CI 7 *Card, F. W. Farm management. 
636.2 E17 *Eckles, C. H. Dairy cattle and milk production. 
616 H31 Hawes, J. B. You — and the doctor. 
649 H38 Henderson, Louise. Practical nursing. 
636 J 17 *Jordan, W. H. Feeding of animals. 

629.1 L55 LePage, W. L. A. B. C. of flight. 
636.7 L72 Little, G. W. Diet for dogs. 
633 L76 *Livingston, George. Field crop production. 

631 L98s *Lyons, T. L. Soils. 

649 M83 Morse, J. L. and others. The infant and young child. 

633 V89 *Voorhees, E. B. Forage crops. 

629.2 P14 Page, V. W. Everybody's aviation guide. 

629.1 P14s Page, V. W. Ford model A car. 

533.6 P27 Patrick, M. M. United States in the air. 
636 P73j *Plumb, C. S. Judging farm animals. 

642 P83 Porter, V. W. Practical candy making. 
656 R91 Russell, C. E. From Sandy Hook to 62°. 

641 W46 Wellman, M. T. Food study for high schools. 

616.2 W46 Wells, W. A. Common head cold and its complications. 

ARTS AND CRAFTS, ENTERTAINMENTS AND GARDENS 

745.3 A82 Ashton, Leigh. Samplers. 
749 B68 Bowles, E. S. About antiques. 
749 C23s Carrick, A. Van L. Shades of our ancestors. 
745.3 C31 Cave, E. S. Craft work. 

745.3 D65 Dobson, Margaret. Block-printing and print-making. 

749 E16 Eberlein & McClure. Practical book of period furniture. 

749 H72 Holloway, E. S. American furniture and decoration. 

391 K82 Kohler & Von Sichart. History of costume. 

747 K84 Koues, Helen. On decorating the house. 

745.3 L58 Lewis, C. F. Art and craft of leatherwork. 

738 N81 Northend, M. H. American glass. 

645 P18 Palmer, Lois. Your home. 

645 P25 Parsons, F. A. Interior decoration. 

747 S76 Sprague, Curtiss. How to draw silhouettes. 

745.1 S76 Sprague, Elizabeth. How to design greeting cards. 

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747 T56 Todd & Mortimer. The new interior decoration. 

795 C23 Carrington, Hereward. Bridge simplified. 

793 C68 Collins, A. F. Fun with figures. 

795 F81ba Foster, R. A. Bridge for advanced players. 

796 H35 Hebbert, E. N. Recreational games. 

793.1 J18n Jagendorf, M. A. ed. Nine short plays for young people. 

791 L51 Leeming, Joseph. Magic for everybody. 

795 L54 Lenz, S.S. Lenz on bridge. 

793.1 N55 Niemeier, M. A. New plays for every day the schools cele- 
brate. 

793.1 S31 Schauffler & Sanford, ed. Plays for our American holi- 
days. 4v. 

793.1 T21 Taylor & Greene. Shady Hill play book. 

792 W17 Walters, M. O. Puppet shows for home and school. 

796 W59 Whitlatch, Marshall. Golf. 

716 B65 Bottomley, M. E. Design of small properties. 

715 H79s Hottes, A. C. Book of shrubs. 

716 R54 Roberts & Rehmann. American plants for American gar- 

dens. 

716 R59d Rockwell, F. F. Dahlias. 



709 D44 
740 F98 
740 G95 
729 J43 
759.1 L13 



ART AND ARCHITECTURE 

De Rochemont, Ruth. Evolution of art. 
Furniss, Dorothy. Drawing for beginners. 
Guptill, A. L. Drawing with pen and ink. 
Jeanneret, C. E. Towards a new architecture. 
La Follette, Suzanne. Art in America. 



LITERATURE, ESSAYS AND POETRY 

029.6 A94 Author's annual, 1929. 

822 B27 Barrie, Sir J. M. Plays. 

821.08 C54 Clark & Gillespie, comp. Quotable poems. 

820.9 C85 Crawford, J. R. What to read in English literature. 
820.9 C91 Cunliffe, J. W. and others. Century readings. 

821 D56f Dickinson, Emily. Further poems. 

821.08 D83 Drinkwater, John, ed. Twentieth century poetry. 

821 G43v Giltinan, Caroline. The veiled door. 

808.9 H23 Harrington & Thomas, comp. Our holidays in poetry. 
825 H76n Hoover, Herbert. The new day. 

029.6 H76 Hoover, M. Learning to write. 

016.8 M27 Mahoney & Whitney, comp. Realms of gold in children's 

books. 

824 M44 Maurois, Andre. Aspects of biography. - 

822 M63to Milne, A. A. Toad of Toad Hall. 

808.5 P31 Peabody, G. E. How to speak effectively. 

810.9 P31q Pearson, E. L. Queer books. 

821.08 P61 Pierce, F. E. Century readings in the nineteenth century 

poets. 

824 P83 Porter, L. S. The little long-ago. 

821 R56c Robinson, E. A. Cavender's house. 

028 R63 Rogers, R. E. Fine art of reading. 

824 S26 *Saville, E. E. Memories and a garden. 

822.08 S53c Shay, Frank, ed. Appleton book of Christmas plays. 

821.08 T29 Teter, G. E. ed. One hundred narrative poems. 



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DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL 

916.7 A31c Akeley, M. J. L. Carl Akeley's Africa. 

917.8 A34 Albright & Taylor. "Oh, ranger!" a book about the Na- 

tional parks. 
919.8 B73 Brainerd, D. L. Outpost of the lost. 

915.7 B93 Burnham, J. B. Rim of mystery. 
918.6 C36 Chapman, F. M. My tropical air castle. 

915.2 C55 *Clarke, J. I. C. Japan at first hand. 
915.4 C61 Clifford, Sir Hugh. Bushwhacking. 

917.8 C69 Collins, H. E. Warpath and cattle trail. 
910 C96 Cust, Mrs. Henry. Wanderers. 

919.6 F98 *Furness, W. H. Island of stone money. 
917.8 G39 Gilfillan, A. B. Sheep. 

917.4 G65 Gordon, Jan. On wandering wheels. 

919 G81p Greely, A. W. Polar regions in the twentieth century. 

910 H12f Hakluyt, Richard. Heroes from Hakluyt. 

910 H12p *Hakluyt, Richard. Hakluyt and the English voyages. 

918 H15 Halliburton, Richard. New worlds to conquer. 

914.7 H58 Hindus, Maurice. Broken earth. 

910.4 K61 Kingsford-Smith & Ulm. Flight of the Southern Cross. 

915.4 P87 Powell, E. A. Last home of mystery. 

914 P93 Price, Lucien. Winged sandals. 

917.3 R19c Rawson, M. N. Country auction. 

917.55 R74 Rothery, Agnes. New roads in old Virginia. 

914.89 S98 Sylvanus, Paddy, pseud. Ten to one in Sweden. 

917.8 T71 Trego, F. H. Boulevarded old trails. 

917.3 W58 Whiting, E. E. Changing New England. 
917.55 W69 Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Virginia. 

915.4 W93 Wright, Eugene. Great horn spoon. 
915.4 Z66 Zimand, Savel. Living India. 



BIOGRAPHY 

92 A570 Andrews, R. C. Ends of the earth. 

92 E4362a Anthony, Katherine. Queen Elizabeth. 

92 F682a Aston, Sir George. Biography of Marshal Foch. 

92 W394b Benson, A. L. Daniel Webster. 

920 B72a Bradford, Gamaliel. As God made them. 

92 B816 Brown, H. C. Grandmother Brown's hundred years. 

92 M769 Buchan, James. Montrose. 

92 C777 Coolidge, Calvin. Autobiography. 

92 J357c Chinard, Gilbert. Thomas Jefferson. 

92 B135c *Church, R. W. Bacon. 

923.1 C77 Cook, S. L. Torchlight parade. 

92 D559 Dickey, H. S. Misadventures of a tropical medico. 

929.2 B78d Dimnet, Ernest. The Bronte sisters. 
92 D792 Draper, Muriel. Music at midnight. 
92 B652 Elam, S. M. George Borrow. 

92 E47 Ellis, Anne. Life of an ordinary woman. 

92 F889 French, Mary. Memories of a sculptor 's wife. 

92 C953f Fuess, C. M. Life of Caleb Cushing. 2v. 

92 A334 Graham, Evelyn. Albert, king of the Belgians. 

92 H3951h Hackett, Francis. Henry the eighth. 

92 H129 Haldane, R. B. Viscount. Autobiography. 

926 H71 Holland & Pringle. Industrial explorers. 

92 H833 Howe, E. W. Plain people. 

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92 H854, Hoyt, H. F. A frontier doctor. 

92 J633 Johnson, J. W. Autobiography of an ex-colored man. 

92 H262 Johnson, W. F. George Harvey. 

92 L641k Keyhoe, D. E. Flying with Lindbergh. 

92 M368ks Kurlbaum-Siebert, Margarete. Mary, queen of Scots. 

92 T151 Lamb, Harold. Tamerlane the earth shaker. 

92 S393 Lawton, Mary. Schumann-Heink. 

92 R672 Looker, Earle. The White House gang. 

92 K224 1 Lowell, Amy. John Keats. 

92 B996 Macauley, Thurston. Donn Byrne. 

92 B685m McConnell, F. J. Borden Parke Bowne. 

92 B413m Mackenzie, Catherine. Alexander Graham Bell. 

92 W274m Marshall, John. Life of George Washington. 5v. 

92 P715 Pless, Mary, princess of. Daisy, princess of Pless. 

92 J555m Matthiessen, F. O. Sarah Orne Jewett. 

92 F752 Merz, Charles. And then came Ford. 

92 H432m Mott, T. B. Myron T. Herrick, friend of France. 

92 A668n *Nason, G. H. P. Jeanne d'Arc. 

92 A668p Paine, A. B. Joan of Arc. 2 v. 

92 E87p Paleologue, Maurice. The tragic Empress, — Eugenie. 

92 A381r Radziwill, Catherine. Intimate life of the last Tzarina. 

92 R259 Reese, L. W. A Victorian village. 

92 M346r Repplier, Agnes. Pere Marquette. 

92 A544r Reumart, Elith. Hans Andersen the man. 

920 R676 Roosevelt, Theodore. All in the family. 

92 S427 Scott, H. L. Some memories of a soldier. 

92 S795 Starbuck, M. E. My house and I. 

92 E4362s Strachey, Lytton. Elizabeth and Essex. 

92 V746t Taylor, R. A. Leonardo the Florentine. 

92 W855 Thomas, Lowell. Woodnll of the regulars. 

92 W148t Townsend, W. Biography of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales 

92 T743 Walpole, Hugh. Anthony Trollope. 

92 W833 Waugh, W. T. James Wolfe. 

920 W58 White, W. A. Masks in a pageant. 

92 B644 Wilson, Francis. John Wilkes Booth. 

92 J621 Winston, R. W. Andrew Johnson. 

92 G766w Woodward, W. E. Meet General Grant. 

920.7 W93 Wright, Richardson. Forgotten ladies. 



973 A217 
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914.2 B44 
973.8 B67 
974.44 G91b 
940.91 C15 
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974.47 D36 
974.27 H18d 

974.43 098f 
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2v. 



*Bedford, N. H. 

Bennett, H. S. 

Bowers, C. G. 
*Butler, Caleb. 



HISTORY 

Adams, R. G. Pilgrims, Indians and patriots. 
*Bacon, Admiral Sir Reginald. The Dover patrol. 
Baikie, James. Life of the ancient east. 

History of Bedford, N. H. 
England from Chaucer to Caxton. 
The tragic era. 

History of the town of Groton. 
Campbell, Gordon. My mystery ships. 
*Caulkins, F. M. History of Norwich, Conn. 
*Dedham, Mass. Proceedings at 250th anniversary. 
*Dow, Joseph. History of the town of Hampton, 

2v. 
*Freeland, M. DeW. Records of Oxford, Mass. 
*Fuess, C. M. Brief history of the American Legion in 
Massachusetts. 
George, M. D. England in Johnson's day. 



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973.7 H42 
974.48 H59h 
974.36 S76h 
945 H87 

940.1 H87 
940.91 J63 
971 K25 

914.2 K58 
359 K74 
974.45 M31 1 
947 M13 
341 M99 
974.28 N46 
940.1 082 

909 P25 
940.9 S46 

973.3 V36 
974.45 I64w 



Gibbons, H. A. New map of South America. 

Gollomb, Joseph. Spies. 

Harrison, G. B. England in Shakespeare's day. 
*Hay, George. History of Arbroath, Scotland. 

Hergesheimer, Joseph. Swords and roses. 
*Hingham, Mass. History of the town. 4v. 
*Hubbard & Dartt. History of the town of Springfield, Vt. 

Hullinger, E. W. The new fascist state. 

Hulme, E. M. The middle ages. 

Johnson, T. M. Our secret war; true American spy stories. 

Keenleyside, H. L. Canada and the United States. 

King, R. W. England from Wordsworth to Dickens. 

Knipe, E. B. Story of Old Ironsides. 
*Lamson, D. F. History of the town of Manchester, Mass. 

McCormick, A. H. Hammer and the scythe. 

Myers, D. P. ed. Nine years of the League of Nations. 
*New Ipswich, N. H. History. 

Osborn, E. B. The middle ages. 

Parsons, Geoffrey. Stream of history. 

Seldes, George. You can't print that. 

Van Tyne, C. H. England and America. 
*Waters, T. F. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 



Aid rich, Darragh. 
Asquith, Cynthia, ed. 
Atherton, Gertrude. 
Babcock, Bernie. 
Bailey, Temple. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Baldwin, Faith. 
Barker, Elsa. 
Barrington, E. pseud. 
Barry, Charles. 
Beeding, Francis. 
Beers, L. D. 
Bennett, Arnold. 
Benson, E. F. 
Biggers, E. D. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Bindloss, Harold. 
Bojer, Johan. 
Buchan, John. 
Byrne, Donn. 
Cannan, Joanna. 
Carman, D. W. 
Chapman, Maristan. 
Chapman, Maristan. 
Christie, Agatha. 
Cleugh, Sophia. 
Connington, J. J. 
Crofts, F. W. 
Curwood, J. O. 
Dane & Simpson. 
Dawson, Coningsby. 



FICTION 

Peter good for nothing. 

Shudders. 

Jealous gods. 

Lincoln's Mary and the babies. 

Burning beauty. 

Garden oats. 

The incredible year. 

The cobra candlestick. 

The laughing queen. 

The smaller penny. 
*Pretty sinister. 

A humble Lear. 

Accident. 

Paying guests. 

Behind that curtain. 

The frontiersman. 

Larry of Lonesome Lake. 

Mystery reef. 

The new temple. 

Courts of the morning. 

Field of honor. 

Sheila both-ways. 

Glory and the parlor. 

Happy Mountain. 

Homeplace. 

Mystery of the blue train. 

Spring. 
*Grim vengeance. 
*Purple sickle murders. 

Crippled lady of Peribonka. 

Enter Sir John. 

The unknown soldier. 



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Deeping, Warwick. 
De la Mare, Walter. 
De la Roche, Mazo. 
Diver, Maud. 
Doyle, Sir A. C. 
Eberhart, M. C. 
Eiker, Mathilde. 
Ertz, Susan. 
Fairlie, Gerard. 
Farnol, Jeffery. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fletcher, J. S. 
Fox, J. D. 
Freeman, H. W. 
Freeman, R. A. 
Fuller, Margaret. 
Galsworthy, John. 
Gibbs, Sir Philip. 
Gibbs, J. P. 
Gillmor, Frances. 
Gluck, Sinclair. 
Goodwin, John. 
Goodwin, John. 
Graham, Dorothy. 
Hannay, J. O. 
Hargreaves, Sheba. 
Hart, F. N. 
Hatch, R. W. 
Hay, James, Jr. 
Heyward, DuBose. 
Houghton, Claude. 
Hughes, Richard. 
Hughes, Rupert. 
Hurst, Fannie. 
Hutchinson, A. M. S. 
Irwin, I. H. 
Jordan, Elizabeth. 
Kaye-Smith, Sheila. 
Kelland, C. B. 
Kerr, Sophie. 
Kilbourne, Fannie. 
King, Basil. 
LeBlanc, Maurice. 
Leech, Margaret. 
LeQuex, William 
Lincoln, J. C. & Freeman. 
Locke, W. J. 
Locke, W. J. 
Loring, Emilie. 
Lutz, G. L. H. 
McCutcheon, G. B. 
Marshall, Edison. 
Merrel, Concordia. 
Miller, A. D. 
Miln, L. J. 
Montgomery, L. M. 



Roper 's row. 
*Broomsticks, etc. 

Whiteoaks of Jalna. 

A wild bird. 

The Maracot deep, etc. 

Patient in room 18. 

Lady of stainless raiment. 

The galaxy. 

Stone blunts scissors. 
*Guyford of Ware. 
*Diamond murders. 
*House in Tuesday market. 
*Passenger to Folkestone. 

Rain before seven. 

Joseph and his brethren. 

A silent witness. 

Her son. 

A modern comedy. 

Darkened rooms. 

Humdrum house. 

Thumbcap weir. 

Shadow in the house. 

Let it lie. 

Sealed orders. 

The China venture. 

The runaways. 

Ward of the redskins. 

Hide in the dark. 

Into the wind. 

The hidden woman. 

Mamba 's daughters. 

Crisis. 

Innocent voyage. 

Mermaid and centaur. 

Five and ten. 

The uncertain trumpet. 

P. D. F. R. 

Devil and the deep sea. 

The village doctor. 

Dynasty. 

Mareea-Maria. 

Dot and Will. 

Satan as lightning. 
*813 

The feathered nest. 
*The tattoo mystery. 

Blair's attic. 

Ancestor Jorico. 
*Joshua 's vision. 

Swift water. 

The prodigal girl. 

The Merivales. 

The fish hawk. 

Miracle merchant. 

Welcome home. 

By Soochow waters. 

Magic for Marigold. 



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Morrow, H. W. 

Muir, Augustus. 

Mullins, Helen. 

Neff, W. F. 

Norris, Kathleen. 

Norris, Kathleen. 

Noyes, Alfred. 

O'Donnell, Peadar. 

Oemler, M. C. 

Oliver, J. R. 

Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 

Onions, Mrs. Oliver. 

Oppenheim, E. P. 

Oppenheim, E. P. 

Oppenheim, E. P. 

Osbourne, Lloyd. 

Parmenter, C. W. 

Parrish, Anne. 

Payne, E. S. 

Pendexter, Hugh. 

Pendexter, Hugh. 

Pryde & Weekes. 

Rea, Lorna. 

Remarque, E. M. 

Reynolds, Mrs. Baillie. 

Rhode, John. 

Rhode, John. 

Rice, A. H. 

Richmond, G. L. S. 

Rinehart, M. R. 

Rolvaag, O. E. 

Rosman, A. G. 

Runbeck, M. L. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sabatini, Rafael. 
Sampson, E. S. 
Santmyer, H. H. 
Scarborough, Dorothy. 
Scott, Evelyn. 
Scott, Mansfield. 
Scott, Will. 
Sedgwick, A. D. 
Sergeant, E. S. 
Shannon, Terry. 
Skinner, C. L. 
Sprague, J. R. 
Steele, Harwood. 
Stewart, D. O. 
Stringer, Arthur. 
Suckow, Ruth. 
Tarkington, Booth. 
Tarkington, Booth. 
Terhune, A. P. 
Terhune, Anice. 
Thayer, Lee. 
Thayer, Lee. 
Trites, W. B. 



Splendor of God. 
Shadow on the left. 
Convent girl. 

Lone voyagers. 
Red silence. 

Storm house. 

The sun cure. 

The way it was with them. 

Johnny Reb. 

Victor and victim. 

Joy-ride. 

The unkissed bride. 
*Glenlitten murder. 

*Mr. Billingham, the Marquis and Madelon. 
*Treasure house of Martin Hewes. 
* Peril. 

Silver ribbons. 

Methodist faun. 

Hedges. 

Bird of freedom. 

Gate through the mountain. 

Fool in the forest. 

Six Mrs. Greenes. 

All quiet on the western front. 

Affair at the chateau. 
*House on Tollard Ridge. 
*White menace. 

The buffer. 

Listening post. 

This strange adventure. 

Peder victorious. 

Visitors to Hugo. 

People will talk. 

The romantic prince. 

Hounds of God. 

The spite fence. 

The fierce dispute. 

Can 't get a red bird. 

The wave. 
*The black circle. 
*The mask. 

Dark Hester. 
Short as any dream. 
Catspaw. 
Red Willows. 
The middleman. 
The ninth circle. 
Father William. 
Woman who couldn 't die. 
Cora. 

Penrod Jashber. 
Young Mrs. Greeley. 
Secret of Sea-Dream house. 
The white mouse. 
Dead men 's shoes. 
*Poison. 
Paterfamilias. 



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Undset, Sigrid. 
i Untermeyer, Louis. 
! Vachell, H. A. 
I Van Dine, S. S. pseud, 
i Van Doren, Dorothy. 
I Wallace, Edgar. 

Wallace, Edgar. 
j Wallace, Edgar. 
i Wallace, Edgar. 
i Wallace, Edgar. 
! Walling, R. A. J. 
{ Walpole, Hugh. 

Warner, S. T. 

Wasson, Mildred. 

Wasson, Mildred. 
j Webster, H. K. 

Wells, Carolyn, 
i Went worth, Patricia. 

Weston, George. 
I White, N. G. 
j Widdemer, Margaret. 
! Williams, Valentine. 
| Wodehouse, P. G. 
i Woolley, Katherine. 
J Wren, P. C. 
| Wren, P. C. 

Young, E. B. 



Kristin Lavransdatter. 
* Moses. 

*Dew of the sea. 
*Bishop murder case. 

Brother and brother. 
*Angel, esquire. 
*Blue hand. 
*Day of uniting. 
*Feathered serpent. 
*The ringer. 
*Murder at the keyhole. 

Hans Frost. 

The true heart. 

Churchill street. 

Everlasting Harpers. 

Sealed trunk. 
*Sleeping dogs. 

Grey mask. 

Around the world. 

Tune in the tree. 

Rhinestones. 
*Crouching beast. 

Fish preferred. 

Adventure calls. 

Good Gestes. 

Soldiers of misfortune. 

Dancing beggars. 



Adams & Atchinson. 
Baker, Margaret. 
Burdekin, Kay. 
Douglas, and others. 
Green, L. M. 
Hillyer, V. M. 
Nicolay, Helen. 
Mead & Abel. 
Miller, F. T. 
Milne, A. A. 
Phillips, E. C. 
Untermeyer, Louis. 



JUNIOR NON-FICTION 

There were giants. 

Tomson's Hallowe'en. 

Children 's country. 

Three boy scouts in Africa. 

Brother of the birds. 

Child 's geography of the world. 

Andrew Jackson. 

Good manners for children. 

Lindbergh. 

Christopher Robin reader. 

Lively adventures of Johnny Ping Wing. 

This singing world. 



Adams, J. D. 
Ashmun, Margaret. 
Ball, W. S. 
Brock, E. L. 
Carter, R. G. 
Curtis, A. T. 
Davis, E. V. 
Finger, C. J. 
Gag, Wanda. 
Heward, Constance. 
Holland, R. S. 
Kelly, E. P. 



JUNIOR STORIES 

Vaino, a boy of New Finland. 
David and the bear. 
Carmella commands. 
The runaway sardine. 
Three points of honor. 
Little maid of New Hampshire. 
*The magic fiddle. 
Courageous companions. 
The funny thing. 
Amerliaranne and the monkey. 
Drake 's lad. 
Trumpeter of Krakow. 



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MacDonald, Z. K. 

McNeely, M. H. 

Meigs, Cornelia. 

Miller, E. C. 

Mukerji, D. G. 

Perkins, L. F. 

Petersham, Maud & Miska. 

Pier, A. S. 

Price, E. B. 

Robins & Wilberforce. 

Sharpe, Clara, pseud. 

Singmaster, Elsie. 

Snedeker, C. D. 

Spyri, Johanna. 

Swift, H. H. 

Tucker, Kate. 

Wheeler, F. R. 

White, E. O. 

Winlow, C. V. 



*The Bluenose express. 

The jumping-off place. 

Crooked apple-tree. 

Pran of Albania. 

Chief of the herd. 

Kit and Kat. 

Miki. 

The captain. 

Luck of Glenlorn. 
* Prudence and Peter. 
*Lone star of Carjabal. 

You make your own luck. 

The beckoning road. 

Gritli's children. 

Little Blacknose. 

The haunted ship. 

Boy with the U. S. aviators. 

Sally in her fur coat. 

Kitten that grew too fat. 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Twenty- Eighth Annual 

Report 



OF THE 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



EMBRACING THE FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 
OF WATER COMMISSIONERS AND THIRTY- 
THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



December 31, 1929 



PRINTED BY 
THE ANDOVER PRESS, ANDOVER, MASS. 

1930 



^JOHN H. FLINT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 

*JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
*FELIX G. HAYNES 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



1893-1894 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT 



1894-1899 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
*JOHN E. SMITH 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
♦JOHN H. FLINT 
*WM. S. JENKINS 
*JOHN L. SMITH 
♦JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD 
* *FELIX G. HAYNES 



♦FELIX G. 
♦JOHN W. 
JAMES C. 
♦LEWIS T. 
♦HARRY 



1906-1907 
HAYNES 
BELL, Treas. 
SAWYER, Sec'y 
HARDY 
M. EAMES 

1908-1912 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
*JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
ANDREW McTERNEN 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS 

1914-1916 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('19) 
*BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
*LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN, Sec'y ('18) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. '18) 

1917-1918 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
*THOS. E. RHODES ('20) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1919-1920-1921 
*BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE ('21) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('22) 
PHILIP L. HARDY, Sec'y ('21) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('23) 

1923-1924 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
ARTHUR T.BOUTWELL,Treas. ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 
WALTER I. MORSE ('26) 

1927 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('28) 
*THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treas. ('29) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 



1903-1906 
♦JOHN L. SMITH 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
JAMES C. SAWYER 

1907-1908 
♦FELIX G. HAYNES 
♦JOHN W. BELL, Treas. 
JAMES C. SAWYER, Sec'y 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY 
ANDREW McTERNEN 

1913-1914 
♦LEWIS T. HARDY ('16) 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('16) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('15) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Sec'y ('14) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('15) 

1916-1917 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('19) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('17) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('18) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('19) 
WILLIS B. HODGKINS, Treas. ('18) 

1918-1919 
♦BARNETT ROGERS ('22) 
ANDREW McTERNEN ('21) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('21) 
CHAS. B. BALDWIN, Sec'y ('22) 
♦THOS. E. RHODES, Treas. ('20) 

1922-1923 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('23) 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('24) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Treas. ('24) 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL ('25) 
EDWARD SHATTUCK ('25) 

1924-1925-1926 
PHILIP L. HARDY ('27) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('27) 
ARTHURT. BOUTWELL, Treas.('28 
♦THOS. E. RHODES ('28) 
WALTER I. AHORSE ('29) 

1928-1929 
ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL 
W. I. MORSE, Treas. ('32) 
WM. D. McINTYRE, Sec'y ('30) 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW ('30) 
THOS. P. DEA ('31) 






('3D 



SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



Andover, Mass., Feb. 1, 1930 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the report of the 
Superintendent as its report for 1929. 

ARTHUR T. BOUTWELL, Chairman 
WALTER I. MORSE, Treasurer 
WILLIAM D. McINTYRE, Secretary 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW 
THOMAS P. DEA 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

In connection with the Water, Sewer, Highway and Park De- 
partments you will be interested in reviewing a few of the major 
activities and developments during the year ending December 
31,1929. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Under Article 10 six hundred and fourteen feet of six-inch water 
pipe were laid on Gray Road. The power house of the Phillips 
Academy can now be supplied by both the high and low service 
reservoirs due to the fact that the six-inch line near the Ban- 
croft Hall was extended past the infirmary and then along Com- 
mon Street to the power house. The length of this extension is ten 
hundred eighteen feet. The cost of laying this pipe was paid by 
Phillips Academy. 

Seven hundred and thirty-four feet of six-inch pipe were laid on 
Woodland Road. This line connects to the Highland Road line, 
and was installed to care for two houses that were moved from the 
Bird Sanctuary to Woodland Road. The expense incidental to 
this work was paid for by Phillips Academy. A six-inch fire line 
was installed from Abbot Street to Draper Hall and an additional 
hydrant on Abbot Street in the vicinity of this fire line. This 
hydrant will make it possible to pump from the hydrant into the 
fire line thereby giving an additional supply of water should emer- 
gency require. The cost of this line was paid for by Abbot Acad- 
emy. 

Every water house connection in the way of the new construc- 
tion on Main Street was renewed thus insuring many years of 
service especially since extra heavy lead connections have been 
used to connect the service pipes to the main line. The hydrants 

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on Main Street in this vicinity and the pipe lines over the bridges 
were relocated. In addition the spare lots were supplied with 
water service. Prior to the construction of Washington Avenue 
spare services were installed on that street which facilitates 
economical and expeditious installations for future house con- 
struction, and incidentally precludes the necessity of digging up 
the new road. Prior to the construction of the new road bed, the 
oldest water services on Red Spring Road and Poor street were 
renewed. 

The telemeter wires which were formerly run on poles from the 
corner of Morton and Bartlet Streets along Bartlet Street to 
Chapel Avenue, along Chapel Avenue to Main Street, thence 
southerly along Main Street to the corner of Salem Street, have 
been relocated and now run on poles from the corner of Bartlet 
Street and Morton Street along Morton Street to Main Street 
thence along Main Street underground in a southerly direction 
to the corner of Salem Street and Main Street. This work was paid 
for by Phillips Academy and made it possible to remove the un- 
sightly wooden poles on Chapel Avenue. 

A new pipe leading from the telemeter house to the low service 
reservoir has been installed. When the reservoir is filled this pipe 
is more than ten feet below the surface. 

Fifty-one hundred feet of twelve-inch water pipe were cleaned 
on Lowell Street and Shawsheen Road. The length of pipe which 
was so cleaned extends from a point near Argilla Road where the 
cleaning terminated last year. We have found that in the Town of 
Andover, after a cast iron water pipe, commonly referred to as a 
water main, has been in the ground for approximately thirty 
years, its cross sectional area is reduced due to incrustation. The 
removal of this incrustation materially reduces the friction head. 

At the time the original hydrants were installed conditions were 
very much different from what they are today. At that time motor 
driven vehicles were few, low powered and obviously slow moving. 
Today we have the problem of providing for the possibility of 
heavy and high powered trucks and other vehicles getting beyond 
the drivers' control and not infrequently striking and demolishing 
our water hydrants. Although the Water Department does every- 
thing possible to promptly turn off the supply at the point of 

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damage, it sometimes happens that much water is lost between 
the time of accident and the time the Department is notified. To 
minimize the waste of water due to accidents of this character the 
Water Department has installed quick acting gate valves on 
every renewed hydrant which was not so equipped. 

Poles which carry the telemeter line from the Bancroft Road 
Pumping Station to the low service reservoir had decayed near the 
ground. These have been cut off and re-erected, and all poles 
carrying the telemeter wires up Prospect Hill to the high service 
reservoir have been renewed. 

Mr. H. O. Cook, Chief Forester of the Department of Conserva- 
tion, visited Haggetts Pond and examined the belt of land around 
the shore. In a letter to the Board of Public Works he suggested 
that all hardwood trees near the edge of the pond be removed and 
replaced by coniferous trees. He stated that experience had in- 
dicated the wisdom of removing the hardwood trees because they 
shed leaves into the water which in time discolor the water. 
Moreover he also explained that a belt of coniferous trees around 
a reservoir is a source of protection because their needles do not 
get into the pond unless growing directly over it, and they act as a 
screen to keep leaves and other undesirable material from blowing 
into the water. In harmony with the above suggestions the Board 
of Public Works voted that the dead and hardwood trees be 
removed, and that three thousand Red pines and two thousand 
Norway Spruces be planted. 

The work of painting hydrants is now underway. To distin- 
guish between the high and low service hydrants those supplied 
by the low service reservoir are being painted yellow with red 
trimmings, and others supplied by the high service reservoir are 
being painted yellow with black trimmings. The yellow paint 
makes the hydrants more conspicuous especially at night so that 
they can be detected more easily by automobile drivers. 

The main crank shaft bearing and one discharge deck of the 
Deane Steam Pump at the Haggetts Pond pumping station have 
been removed this past year. The boiler room and the engine 
room at the same station have been cleaned and painted. Window 
screens were provided for the engineer's house and the front steps 
have been renewed. The water works shop has been painted with 

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two coats this past year, and is now in excellent condition for a 
number of years. 

The weather this past summer was very dry and the pump at 
the Haggetts Pond station was in operation all day and night on 
June 17 and 18. The wells on many of the farms had ceased to 
yield water and the Town supplied the farmers by means of the 
watering cart. This dry weather brought out the fact that an 
addition to the low service reservoir would give added safety in 
case of a similar dry spell. 

In order to determine the elevation of water in Haggetts Pond 
readily and accurately an iron pipe painted white with black 
figures has been erected in the Pond. 

The following data obtained from the State Department of 
Public Health might be of interest and is very gratifying when we 
have been informed that the water supplies of many towns and 
cities were inadequate this past year due to the lack of rain. 



Elevati< 


ons of water 


Area in Acres 


Capacity in gallons 


in Haggetts Pond 






105.68] 


high water 


221 


1,036,000,000 


103.38 




206 


876,000,000 


98.38 




144 


583,000,000 


88.38 




69 


256,000,000 


78.38 




32.7 


101,600,000 


68.38 




14.9 


23,400,000 



Area of Water Shed 2.70 square miles. 

Area of Pond at high water 221 acres. 

On December 20, 1929 the elevation of the water in the pond 
was 103.50. 

During 1929, 315,698,839 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, or a daily average of 864,930 
gallons. The steam pump was in operation 4036 hours and 30 
minutes, and the electric pump was in operation a total of 650 
hours and 15 minutes, making an average daily run of 12 hours 
and 50 minutes. On June 18 the greatest amount of water was 
pumped or approximately 1,793,400 gallons, and the banner week 
was that of June 16-22 during which time 9,482,934 gallons were 
pumped. 

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To provide for adequate water maintenance during 1930 we 
recommend an appropriation of $30,000.00 to be divided as 
follows : 

Salaries and labor $17, 000 . 00 

300 tons of Coal 1,950.00 

Engine and Cylinder oil and tools 550 . 00 

Power No. 1 and No. 2 stations 6,000 . 00 

Truck and Car 500 . 00 

Steam Engine and Boiler repairs 1 ,000 . 00 

Cleaning Pipe 600 . 00 

Repairing property etc. 500.00 

Cutting trees around pond 300 . 00 

New truck 1,600.00 



$30,000.00 



Services and meters increased during 1929 as follows: 

Services in use January 1, 1929 2253 

Services installed during 1929 34 



Services in use January 1, 1930 2287 

Meters in use January 1, 1929 2129 

Meters installed during 1929 34 



Meters in use January 1, 1930 2163 

During the year 1929 we have laid 2467 feet of service pipe on 
private property and 592 feet on Town property. Many old water 
services were renewed during 1929 and we have in mind a few 
that will require renewing during 1930. 

We recommend for service pipe and construction for 1930, 
$12,000 to be divided as follows: 

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Labor 

50 Meters and parts 

Pipe (all kinds) 

Brass Goods, Tools and Hydrants 

Renewing services 



Appropriation March 1929 
Water Maintenance 
Water Construction 

Total 
Approved Bills 

Balance 
Special Article Water Extension 



$ 6,800.00 
600.00 

2,200.00 
900.00 

1,500.00 

$12,000.00 

$30,000.00 
12,000.00 

42,000.00 
41,996.44 

$ 3.56 



Appropriation Article 10 Gray Road 
Approved Bills 


79 
72 


$ 1,750.00 
1,467.74 


Balance 

Receipts 
Water Rates 
Construction 


$ 282.26 

$41,213.79 
3,797.72 


Paid to Town Treasurer 

Water Rates $41,213. 
Construction 3,797. 




$ 45,011 


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$45,011.51 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

This past year the sewer pumps at the Riverina Road Station 
were reconditioned. A length of sewer main was laid on Ayer 
Street and spare sewer house connections were installed on Wash- 
ington Avenue and Poor Streets prior to the construction of the 
new roads. 



The relocation of the Harriet Beecher Stowe house necessitated 
the relocation of the main sewer line through the Phillips Acad- 
emy property. The expense of this work was paid for by the 
Academy. 

Due to the grade of the Main street line in the way of the new 
construction it was necessary to relocate a section of the main 
sewer line in this vicinity. Eleven applications have been filed for 
sewer house services during 1929, making a total of 1055 in use 
January 1, 1930. 



Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$6,200.00 
6,198.33 

t 1.67 



To provide for adequate sewer maintenance and construction 
we recommend an appropriation of $6,200.00. 



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SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 571.65 


Telemeters 








2290.15 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


% 1467.74 






354383.76 


Service Pipe 


11999.09 


3797.72 


$8201.37 


98902.06 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








47933.54 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4622.76 


Totals 


$13466.83 






$559065 . 60 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutter 
Cost to Town 

Totals 



71922 ft. 



71922 ft. 



$140541.93 
352443.30 



$492985.23 



Jan. 1, 1930 



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HIGHWAYS, PARKS AND PLAYSTEAD 



The following is the snow fall for the year 1929 : 

January 14.75 inches 

February 19.25 inches 

March 7 . 50 inches 

April 6.00 inches 

November 1 . 50 inches 

December 13.50 inches 



Total 62 . 50 inches 

The snow fall during 1929 was not excessive but the sanding of 
roads and sidewalks was frequently necessary. The routine work 
of clearing and patching roads preparatory to blanketing con- 
stituted the major part of the work during the spring months, and 
reshaping many of the country roads to put them in passable 
condition for summer travel followed. This work was done by the 
tractor and this proved to be a very economical device. Ballardvale 
Road from Woburn Street to Main Street was covered with 
gravel, rolled and given two applications of 45% asphalt. This 
road now has a hard surface where formerly travel in the early 
spring was very difficult. 

A number of roads, including Lupine Road, Dascomb Road, 
Chandler Road, Lovejoy Road, North Street and Corbett Street 
that were impassable during part of the winter and early spring 
months have been repaired with ashes and gravel and are now 
passable throughout the year. Ashes and gravel have been spread 
on the following streets: Abbot Street, Argilla Road, Bannister 
Road, Beacon Street, Blanchard Street, Boston Road, Brown 
Street, Brundett Avenue, Chestnut Street, Gardner Avenue, 
Hidden Road, Highland Road, Holt Street, Laurel Lane, Mag- 
nolia Avenue, Morton Street, Reservation Street, River Road, 
Rocky Hill Road, Rattlesnake Hill Road, Summer Street, Sunset 
Rock Road, Tewksbury Street and Woodland Road. 

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With the construction of Wheeler Street on May 7th the first 
road building of the year started. In places it was necessary to 
remove loam to a depth of three feet in order to reach a solid 
foundation, and in many instances large bowlders had to be re- 
moved. This work was paid for by Phillips Academy. The building 
of Poor Street from Lowell Street to William Street was next on 
the construction program and was completed July 15th. 

The construction of Washington Avenue was completed August 
2nd. This road was built from grass plot to grass plot, which has 
eliminated the unsightly appearance that a few of our roads now 
possess, due to the fact that in past years they have been built 
eighteen to twenty feet wide leaving a section between the grass 
plot and the road which in the spring of the year is very muddy 
and is the cause of innumerable complaints. 

A section of Red Spring Road from Shawsheen Road to 
Moraine Street was constructed this year. Considerable ledge 
was encountered in the vicinity of the drying sheds of Smith and 
Dove which necessitated much blasting. It was also necessary to 
remove a section of the drying shed to obtain the proper width of 
road. 

A section of Morton Street was built with material from the 
discontinued section of Bartlet Street. 

Andover Street between the Abbott Bridge and Dascomb Road 
was so narrow that it was very dangerous for automobile traffic. 
This section of the road has been widened which makes it much 
safer. 

The bank on Haverhill Street at the east side of the store owned 
by Mr. Fleming offered a very unsightly and untidy appearance 
and has been sodded. Twelve hundred sixty feet of curbing have 
been set on the east side of North Main Street, between the Law- 
rence Line and Union Street. 

The Abbott Bridge and Stevens Street Bridge were recondi- 
tioned this past year. To strengthen the Abbott Bridge extra 
beams were inserted and the planking was renewed. The planking 
on the Stevens Street Bridge was renewed. The old wooden bridges 
over the abandoned B. & M. R. R. tracks on Greenwood Street 
and Chandler Road have been taken down and the cuts have been 
filled with gravel. At both of the above places wire fences were 

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erected. The wooden sidewalks over the Ballard vale Bridge have 
been repaired, and the small bridge on Woburn Street has been 
replanked. 

Granolithic sidewalks have been built on both sides of Chest- 
nut Street between Main Street and Bartlet Street and the plots 
between the road and the sidewalk have been sodded. This section 
of Chestnut Street is the main entrance to the park and now pre- 
sents a very neat appearance. Warrenite top sidewalks were built 
on Binney Street, Fletcher Street, Summer Street, Chestnut 
Street and Whittier Street. The sidewalk on High Street, Ballard- 
vale and a section of the Andover Street sidewalk have been 
resurfaced. Sidewalks on Summer Street, Park Street, Andover 
Street, Clark Road and Red Spring Road have been filled in with 
gravel and covered with stone dust. The sidewalks on Washington 
Avenue were covered with stone dust and the small strips be- 
tween the road the sidewalks were loamed, seeded and rolled. 

Old stone culverts on the following streets have been replaced 
with corrugated pipe culverts: Dascomb Road and Chandler 
Road. A culvert has been installed on Liberty Street. 

Many highway fences were given a coat of paint this past year. 

The plan of setting stone bounds on a few streets each year, as 
prepared by the Board of Public Works two years ago, was 
further carried out this year. Stone bounds were set on a section 
of Red Spring Road, a section of Chestnut Street, on Morton 
Street east of Main Street, the southerly end of Bartlet Street, 
Wheeler Street and Lupine Road. 

The boiler tubes of the steam roller were renewed last April, and 
the roller was given a general overhauling. 

To provide for adequate Highway maintenance for 1930, we rec- 
ommend an appropriation of $50,000.00 to be divided as follows: 

Salaries, labor team and truck hire $24, 1 50 . 00 

Tarvia, oil and asphalt 6,000 . 00 

Gravel, ashes and patching 6,000 . 00 

Scarifying and scraping country roads and equipment 

for same 4,500.00 



Amount, carried forward $ 40650 . 00 

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Amount brought forward 


$40650.00 


Upkeep of two horses and wagon 


800.00 


Truck and Car 


800.00 


Catchbasins and Drains 


750.00 


Street Signs, Fences and Stone Bounds 


700.00 


Bridges 


1,000.00 


Sidewalks 


5,000.00 


Tools 


300.00 




$50,000.00 


Financial Statement 




Appropriation March, 1929 


$76,500.00 



Approved Bills 

Sidewalks 5,261.92 

Bridges 2,998.99 

Fences and Bounds 385 . 42 

General Maintenance 41 ,345 . 82 



Total 49,992.15 

Drains 2,733.59 

Construction 23,742.65 



Total Construction 26,476 . 24 76,468 . 39 



Balance $ 31.61 

Snow Removal 

Appropriation March, 1929 $ 8,000 . 00 

Approved Bills: 10,159.74 



Overdraft $ 2,159.74 

Park Department 

A baseball back stop was erected on the baseball field and a 
section of the outfield was plowed, harrowed and seeded. The 
baseball diamond was equipped with a new home plate, base bags 
and slab for the pitcher's box. In order to maintain a uniform 
grade the skinned area of the baseball field has been filled with a 
clay-like gravel. 

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Two grass plots near the railroad station and one near the West 
Parish Church were graded, seeded and rolled. A beautiful Doug- 
las fir, (Pseudotsuga Douglasi) was planted at the Park, and all the 
trees in the Park have been trimmed and a few dead trees have 

been removed. 

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Appropriation March, 1929 $ 4,000 . 00 

Approved Bills 3,999 . 04 



Balance $ . 96 

To provide adequate Park Maintenance in 1930 we recommend 
an appropriation of $4,000 . 00 and also an additional appropria- 
tion of $500 to purchase playground equipment making a total 
of $4,500. 



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